Program

Art as a Voyage of Discovery

Being passionate about art means discovering it time and time again anew. Members of the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst can look forward to a wide-ranging program: from regular guided tours of current exhibitions in the Museum Ludwig conducted by the responsible curators to studio visits, gallery tours, previews and lectures, as well as day trips to special art destinations and specially designed trips to selected art venues.

Detailed content-related information on the individual program highlights can be found on our ‘Members Only’ page.

2018 2019

January - March

Midday tour at the Museum Ludwig

James Rosenquist. Painting as Immersion, 10. January 2018, 1:00 PM

Midday tour at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

Tintoretto - A Star was Born, 16. January 2018, 1:00 PM

Nice & Fast

Day Trip to Maastricht, 20. January 2018

Invitation to the Museum Ludwig

New Year's Reception with a lecture on the conservation of James Rosenquist's "Horse Blinders", 22. January 2018, 7:00 PM

Art in Context #35

What is Contemporary Art?, 29. January 2018, 7:00 PM

Haus Mödrath – Räume für Kunst in Kerpen

„Aftermieter“, 18. February 2018, 12:00 PM

Ars pro domo

Visit of a Privat Collection in Cologne, 25. February 2018, 4:00 PM

Studio Visit in Cologne

Gert and Uwe Tobias, 28. February 2018, 7:00 PM

Official Opening at Museum Ludwig

HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig. Gün­ter Peter Straschek: Emi­gra­tion – Film – Politics, 2. March 2018, 7:00 PM

Guided Tour at the Museum Ludwig

James Rosenquist. Painting as Immersion, 3. March 2018, 11:00 AM

Studio Visit in Cologne

Natascha Schmitten, 12. March 2018, 7:00 PM

April - June

2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize: Haegue Yang. ETA 1994-2018

Highlight of the Year, 17. April 2018, 6:30 PM

Presentation Young Acquisition at the Art Cologne

Emeka Ogboh, 18. April 2018, 3:00 PM

Midday Tour at the Museum Ludwig

Haegue Yang: ETA 1994–2018, 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, 25. April 2018, 1:00 PM

Trip to Bad Honnef and Siegburg

Kat_A – Kunst am Turm in Bad Honnef and KunsTraum. Wasserwerk in Siegburg, 4. May 2018, 1:04 PM

Art in Context #36

Making exhibitions, 7. May 2018, 7:00 PM

Art Trip to Glasgow and Edinburgh

Highlights of the art scene, 16. May 2018

Visit of a project space in Cologne

piece*unique, 28. May 2018, 7:00 PM

Midday Tour at the Museum Ludwig

HERE AND NOW at Mu­se­um Lud­wig. Gün­ter Peter Straschek: Emi­gra­tion – Film – Politics, 6. June 2018, 1:00 PM

Lecture at the Museum Ludwig's Cinema

"Creative aging or dementia? What we can learn from artists and scientists", 7. June 2018, 7:00 PM

Evening Tour at the Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur

Tracing Transformations – Photographic impressions between landscape and living environment by Laurenz Berges, Michael Collins and Paola De Pietri, 21. June 2018, 6:00 PM

Evening Tour at the Museum Ludwig following the General Meeting

Haegue Yang: ETA 1994–2018, 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, 25. June 2018

Member's Meeting

Auditorium Museum Ludwig, 25. June 2018, 6:00 PM

Art Trip to Helsinki

An Art Trip to the North, 28. June 2018

July - September

Art in Context #37

Lecture by Haegue Yang, 2. July 2018, 7:00 PM

Workshop for children "Art is not equals art. Rediscovering Creative Writing" and Tour through the exhibition for adults in the Museum Ludwig

Haegue Yang: ETA 1994–2018, 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, 7. July 2018, 11:00 AM

German premiere of the documentary REM and conversation with the director Tomas Koolhaas

Auditorium Museum Ludwig, 16. July 2018, 7:00 PM

Preview at the Museum Ludwig

Do­ing the Doc­u­ment. Pho­to­graphs from Diane Ar­bus to Pi­et Zwart. The Barten­bach Do­na­tion, 29. August 2018, 7:00 PM

Official Opening at Museum Ludwig

Do­ing the Doc­u­ment. Pho­to­graphs from Diane Ar­bus to Pi­et Zwart. The Barten­bach Do­na­tion, 30. August 2018, 7:00 PM

Studio Visit near Cologne

Ira Bartell, 5. September 2018, 7:00 PM

Official Opening at Museum Ludwig

Gabriele Mün­ter. Paint­ing to the Point, 14. September 2018, 7:00 PM

1. Art Trip to Palermo

Manifesta 12, 18. September 2018

Gallery tour

as part of the Photoscene Festival, 22. September 2018, 11:00 AM

Midday Tour at the Museum Ludwig

Gabriele Mün­ter. Paint­ing to the Point, 26. September 2018, 1:00 PM

Guided Tour at the MAKK Museum of Applied Arts Cologne

Andy Warhol – Pop goes Art, 29. September 2018, 3:30 PM

October - December

2. Art Trip to Palermo

Manifesta 12, 2. October 2018

Studio Visit in Cologne

Nora Schattauer, 5. November 2018, 7:00 PM

Festive presentation of the new inventory catalogue

of the collection of the Museum Ludwig, 26. November 2018, 7:00 PM

Guided Tour at the Museum Ludwig

Doing the Document. Photographs from Diane Arbus to Piet Zwart. The Bartenbach Donation, 3. December 2018, 7:00 PM