Join the International Society

Join the International Society

Do you live in the United States and have a strong connection to international contemporary and modern art? Are you inspired by the Museum Ludwig and its dynamic exhibitions and artists? Would you like an exchange with interesting and interested people who share your passion for art? Then we would be honored to have you apply to become a member of the International Society Museum Ludwig.

Haegue Yang Opening, Wolfgang Hahn Prize Opening 2018
Haegue Yang Opening, Wolfgang Hahn Prize Opening 2018 © Haegue Yang, Mountains of Encounter, 2008, and Sol LeWitt Upside Down – K123456, Expanded 1078 Times Doubled and Mirrored, 2015, Wolfgang Hahn Prize Opening 2018, Museum Ludwig. Photo: Jürgen Schulzki

The Museum Ludwig is a public museum created to foster civic engagement for modern and contemporary art. By becoming a part of the International Society, you will directly support the goals of the Museum Ludwig and be intimately connected to the dynamic European art world, helping to shape its future. The Museum Ludwig is especially unique with its German location and international approach, historical and forward-thinking.

As a member of the International Society, you will develop a close relationship with the Museum Ludwig and the exciting people involved in its activities. You will receive invitations to exclusive events such as private studio visits and tours with our Director, Yilmaz Dziewior, and our Deputy Director, Rita Kersting, as well as others. We schedule events in New York, so there is no need to travel, though if you do, we also have private events here in Cologne.

All donations are tax-deductible in the United States thanks to our cooperation with the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). For gifts by check, wire transfer or to contribute other types of property, please contact our Coordinator.


  • Invitations to at least two exclusive events in New York per year
  • Invitations to private events at the Museum Ludwig
  • Direct contact with the directors and curators of the Museum Ludwig
  • Unlimited free admission for you and your guests to the museum throughout the year
  • Invitations to the annual ceremony of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, followed by a gala dinner
  • Access to exclusive artist editions
  • Catalogues for special exhibitions at the Museum Ludwig
  • Free admission to 12 partner museums in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland
  • Tips and recommendations for individual trips to Europe and Germany


  • Single membership $5,000
  • Family membership $7,500

Your Application

You may apply either per post or online. Please follow one of the links below. You may also contact our Coordinator, Kim Collmer, directly for assistance at collmer(at)

To apply online click here to go to the website.

To apply by mail click here to download our membership application and send it to the address below. You may also email a scanned copy to our Coordinator.

Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst e.V.
Bischofsgartenstraße 1
50667 Köln, Germany
Tel. +49 221 258 17 33

Contemporary Art Collection at the Museum Ludwig
Contemporary Art Collection at the Museum Ludwig © Zoe Leonard, © Cady Noland, © Alexandra Bircken © Courtesy Kerry James Marshall and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York © Courtesy Seth Price and Petzel, New York.Photo: A.R.

Thank you so much for your interest in the International Society Museum Ludwig. Your support is greatly appreciated!