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#all-rounder. Marking the 150th anniversary of Peter Behrens’ birth

March 17, 2018 to July 1, 2018

Peter Behrens’ comprehensive and diverse oeuvre had a substantial influence on the history of 20th century art, architecture and design. The exhibition will focus on the development from Art Nouveau to the early years of New Objectivity.

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Peter Gowland's Girls

June 9, 2018 to September 9, 2018

Peter Gowland’s Girls präsentiert rund 200 Werke, die aus Peter Gowland’s (1916 – 2010) Nachlass ausgewählt wurden. Die Ausstellung zeigt Stars wie Joan Collins oder Jayne Mansfield, seine Arbeit für Playboy oder Rolling Stone sowie seine Bilder für ungezählte Kalender- und Zeitschriften der 1940er bis 1970er Jahre.

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Andy Warhol - Pop goes Art

September 1, 2018 to March 24, 2019

The Cologne Museum of Applied Arts (MAKK) will be staging the first-ever exhibition of a private collection that includes almost all of Andy Warhol’s album cover designs, as well as many of his sketches and other illustrations. Featuring both videos and audio clips, the Pop goes Art exhibition will live up to its title by showcasing the interaction of art and music.

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Kölner Design Preis – Toby E. Rodes Award

October 26, 2018 to November 18, 2018

In 2018, the Cologne Design Prize will be awarded for the 11th time and will, for the first time, be offered by the Toby E. Rodes Estate. As one of the most coveted awards for young design graduates, the prize honours the life and work of German-American designer Toby E. Rodes. The exhibition at the MAKK will feature all shortlisted projects and the three winning projects.

Past exhibitions

February 24, 2018 to April 8, 2018
Elisabeth Brockmann. FREEDOM, SPACE AND LIGHT
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March 22, 2018 to March 24, 2018
COLLUMINA – International Art Light Project Cologne
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August 19, 2017 to February 4, 2018
PLAY UP! Queens, Pixel Monsters and Dragon Slayers
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January 15, 2018 to January 21, 2018
Stylepark Selected imm 2018 at MAKK
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October 27, 2017 to November 19, 2017
Cologne DESIGN Prize
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January 17, 2017 to June 11, 2017
FULL HOUSE: Design by Stefan Diez
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May 12, 2017 to May 21, 2017
ökoRAUSCH Festival for Design and Sustainability
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August 26, 2016 to December 11, 2016
Willy Fleckhaus – Design, Revolt, Rainbow
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September 17, 2016 to December 11, 2016
"Delightful!" Precious boxes and miniature portraits from two Cologne-based collections

November 4, 2016 to November 27, 2016
Kölner Design Preis

September 9, 2016 to October 9, 2016
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21 artists – 5 years – Gargonza Arts

September 20, 2016 to September 25, 2016
Page Impressions. A Space for International Photo Magazines
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April 16, 2016 to July 31, 2016
Vera Lossau - A Short History of Holes
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May 26, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Look at me
Illustrations by Ingrid Godon and Children’s Portraits by August Sander

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January 19, 2016 to June 5, 2016
RADIO Days. Tube Radios, Design Classics, Internet Radio
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January 19, 2016 to April 3, 2016
Alessi Made in Crusinallo. The Beauty and the Mastery
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September 19, 2015 to February 28, 2016
LOOK!
Fashion Designers from A to Z: The MAKK Collection

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October 30, 2015 to November 22, 2015
Cologne DESIGN Award

August 22, 2015 to October 11, 2015
manu factum 2015
North Rhine-Westphalian State Award for Crafts

January 20, 2015 to June 7, 2015
SYSTEM DESIGN. More than 100 years of chaos in everyday life
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November 22, 2014 to April 19, 2015
Cologne 1914. Major city in the West
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August 20, 2014 to December 30, 2014
Markus Brunetti / FACADES.
Cathedrals, Churches, Cloisters in Europe

March 15, 2014 to July 27, 2014
A party for Will! A journey into the world of Shakespeare

January 13, 2014 to June 9, 2014
Rolf Sachs - typically German fare

October 26, 2013 to February 16, 2014
Herzkammer. At the heart of the museum – the MAKK’s collection of graphic art

September 21, 2013 to December 15, 2013
Boys get skulls, girls get butterflies. Jewellery at the MAKK

May 18, 2013 to December 8, 2013
Ein Museum im Glück (a museum in clover)
Masterpieces of applied art from the collection of the Overstolzengesellschaft

June 15, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Der schöne Schein - beautiful veneer - German faience art

June 15, 2013 to June 16, 2013
Jubilee-Weekend: the MAKK celebrates its anniversary

January 14, 2013 to April 21, 2013
Isn't it romantic? Contemporary Design balancing between Poetry and Provocation

December 15, 2012 to April 14, 2013
space-machine theatre - sets and architecture

September 1, 2012 to November 25, 2012
Architectural photography from China

October 26, 2012 to November 18, 2012
Kölner DESIGN Preis und Kölner DESIGN Preis international

August 18, 2012 to October 14, 2012
gute aussichten_good prospects_recognising patterns. young German photography

May 12, 2012 to August 19, 2012
Architekturteilchen - architectural bytes

January 16, 2012 to April 22, 2012
Von Aalto bis Zumthor - Furniture designed by architects from Aalto to Zumthor

December 3, 2011 to April 22, 2012
WASA MARJANOV - Skulpturen mit Architekturbewusstsein. Sculptural works of architectural inspiration

December 20, 2011 to February 26, 2012
Wünsche erfüllt! Die Neuzugänge im MAKK

September 16, 2011 to December 11, 2011
Reihenhausmannskost - An exhibition on lifestyle, furnishing and gastronomic culture in suburban Germany

September 4, 2011 to November 20, 2011
KAYSERZINN – Engelbert Kayser. Art Nouveau pewterware from the Cologne Kayser manufactory

October 27, 2011 to November 20, 2011
Kölner Design Preis (Cologne Design Award) International

August 27, 2011 to September 25, 2011
Mit Stil und Methode zum Genuss – Deutsche Korkenzieher aus 150 Jahren

July 16, 2011 to August 28, 2011
unPOLISHed. Young design from Poland

April 9, 2011 to July 3, 2011
The Art of Pop Video

January 18, 2011 to March 13, 2011
Zwischen den Pfählen Venedigs – Aktuelles Design aus den Lagunenpfählen

December 4, 2010 to January 30, 2011
Ins Wort gesetzt (put into words) – contemporary poetry on the photographs by Robert Häusser

November 6, 2010 to January 30, 2011
Istanbul Fashion

October 29, 2010 to November 14, 2010
Kölner Design Preis (Cologne design award) 2010

September 4, 2010 to October 3, 2010
René Burri – his oeuvre

June 24, 2010 to August 8, 2010
All-over Mondrian

April 17, 2010 to July 4, 2010
Nikolaus Heidelbach and Norman Junge – monsters (Ungeheuer)

January 24, 2010 to May 16, 2010
Baroque porcelain from Meissen in Cologne

January 19, 2010 to March 21, 2010
Mondays at Papst's

October 20, 2009 to January 24, 2010
Plastic: Revolution for Design + Art. Objects of the Winkler Collection

October 29, 2009 to January 10, 2010
Die Ringe des Dieter Roth. Tragbare Kunstwerke eines universellen Künstlers

October 29, 2009 to January 10, 2010
Falko Marx. Schmuck 1966 bis 2009

October 24, 2009 to November 22, 2009
Kölner Design Preis und Kölner Design Preis international – Nominierte Arbeiten 2009

June 28, 2009 to September 6, 2009
Marcel Proust and his letters

May 10, 2009 to August 9, 2009
From Picasso to Warhol – avant-garde artists' jewellery

June 19, 2009 to July 2, 2009
Rund um vier Ecken

March 14, 2009 to May 17, 2009
Networks – the art of lace-making

January 19, 2009 to April 26, 2009
Gottfried Böhm. Rocks of concrete and glass

January 9, 2009 to March 1, 2009
In deutschen Reihenhäusern. Familienleben in der Stadt. Fotografien von Albrecht Fuchs und Marc Räder

October 30, 2008 to February 1, 2009
Nico – Cologne, Berlin, Paris, New York – stages in the career of a pop icon

September 19, 2008 to November 9, 2008
...at a top location. Architectural fantasies in contemporary jewellery

June 7, 2008 to August 24, 2008
teX - Textiles von morgen. Barbara Esser - Wolfgang Horn

May 27, 2008 to August 24, 2008
Schmuckpole

March 29, 2008 to July 20, 2008
Splendour of the Rococo – Ludwigsburg porcelain from the Dr Reinhard Jansen collection

April 5, 2008 to June 15, 2008
Pledge of love - contemporary interpretations of medieval “love caskets

February 9, 2008 to March 30, 2008
16 x Yves Saint Laurent - New acquisitions in the fashion collection

January 15, 2008 to January 20, 2008
Nils Holger Moormann

November 5, 2007 to November 10, 2007
10 Jahre KölnDesign - Design muss sein

September 21, 2007 to November 4, 2007
60 seconds of design

September 21, 2007 to October 14, 2007
history, theory and design of space

June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007
Christian Dior and Germany 1947 to 1957

September 20, 2007 to September 30, 2007
the good form - Cabinet-makers exhibit their masterpieces

June 5, 2007 to June 25, 2007
„Die gute Form - Tischler gestalten ihr Gesellenstück“

March 23, 2007 to May 28, 2007
Glas aus der Sammlung Carola Eisenbeis. Studioausstellung

November 29, 2006 to April 9, 2007
toute la collection - Photographs by Christin Losta

December 8, 2006 to March 4, 2007
European Art Nouveau Ceramics

September 2, 2006 to November 12, 2006
Nam June Paik Award – International Media Art Prize of the Arts Foundation of the State of North Rhine Westphalia 2006
Exhibition of the nominated works

May 6, 2006 to August 6, 2006
Malen im Feuer. Alberto Hernández – Ceramics

June 15, 2006 to July 9, 2006
Audio: Elf - Ein Kulturprojekt der FIFA WM-Stadt Köln

June 13, 2006 to June 25, 2006
Im Wettstreit der guten Form – Gesellenstücke der Tischler-Innung Köln im Museum für Angewandte Kunst

May 25, 2006 to June 8, 2006
„Kopfsachen“

January 16, 2006 to February 19, 2006
Intermediale Installation EINSEIN – Realtime Research in Grenzbereichen – zur Eröffnung der PASSAGEN

November 19, 2005 to January 29, 2006
Mode & Design aus Island

September 24, 2005 to December 11, 2005
Raum ist Sehnsucht. The aspect of mysticism in the ecclesiastical architecture of Dominikus Böhm (1880-1955)

July 15, 2005 to October 3, 2005
Got the Look. Graphic art and pop music

February 1, 2005 to May 29, 2005
The modelled body. Studio exhibition on ceramic sculpture

September 17, 2004 to March 6, 2005
Wilhelm Riphahn. Architekt in Cologne

February 26, 2005 to March 6, 2005
Entwürfe für neue Kinderoper

September 26, 2004 to December 12, 2004
Snapshots - The Eye of the Century

June 11, 2004 to August 1, 2004
Francesco Petrarca. poet, scholar, humanist (1304-1374)

June 19, 2004 to August 1, 2004
Zwanziger Jahre an Rhein und Ruhr. Architekturfotos von Ulrich Deimel und Petra Wittmar

January 20, 2004 to May 16, 2004
The rectangular view. Design and Art in Dialogue - Highlights of an American private collection

October 19, 2003 to December 14, 2003
in. femme fashion 1780 - 2004
Modelling of the female form in Fashion

October 19, 2003 to December 14, 2003
Transparenz 10 - Zehn Jahre Kunststoffschmuck von Svenja John

September 19, 2003 to September 26, 2003
plan03. Forum aktueller Architektur in Köln

January 13, 2003 to May 25, 2003
Ettore Sottsass & Associati 1980 – 2002

January 25, 2003 to April 21, 2003
Sabine Wilharm
Die Bilder zum Buch Harry Potter (illustrations for the Harry Potter books)

September 19, 2002 to December 29, 2002
Special prizes for documentary photography donated by the Wüstenrot Foundation

September 21, 2002 to December 15, 2002
YOUR PRIVATE SKY
R. Buckminster Fuller: Design als Kunst einer Wissenschaft

May 18, 2002 to September 1, 2002
Schmuck eines Jahrhunderts

February 1, 2002 to June 16, 2002
Mode der 50er Jahre

October 25, 2001 to December 30, 2001
Norman Foster – Architecture is about people

September 29, 2001 to December 9, 2001
Ars Viva – Positionen zum Design in der Kunst

July 13, 2001 to September 6, 2001
Untragbar – Mode als Skulptur

April 28, 2001 to July 1, 2001
WertWechsel

January 16, 2000 to April 16, 2001
SWISS MADE –

September 21, 2000 to January 28, 2001
Fotofokus – Fotosammlung

September 22, 2000 to December 10, 2000
Radical Architecture

May 12, 2000 to July 2, 2000
Zwischen Platin, Gold und Polymer, Schmuck

January 18, 2000 to April 24, 2000
Internationales Design – Stand der Dinge

March 16, 2000 to April 24, 2000
Architekturgalerie MAK

January 28, 2000 to March 5, 2000
Democratic Design – 25 Jahre IKEA in Deutschland

September 25, 1999 to December 5, 1999
Heinz Bienefeld 1926-1995

May 21, 1999 to July 4, 1999
"Positionen":

January 19, 1999 to April 11, 1999
New Scandinavia –

December 18, 1998 to February 28, 1999
"Dem Buch verbunden" - Neue Arbeiten Kölner Buchbinder

October 23, 1998 to December 6, 1998
Svend Weihrauch - Silber von 1928-1956

October 16, 1998 to December 6, 1998
Textilien von Martha Kreutzer-Temming

September 25, 1998 to November 29, 1998
Koromo - Stoffe zwischen zwei Welten

July 7, 1998 to August 5, 1998
"L. Fritz Gruber: Gut behütet"

May 9, 1998 to August 2, 1998
Litfaß-Bier

May 9, 1998 to August 2, 1998
Design mit Zukunft

October 23, 1997 to December 7, 1997
Eisenzeit - Der Kölner Kunstschmied Carl Wyland

August 1, 1997 to October 5, 1997
Ernst Riegel - Ein Goldschmied zwischen Historismus und Werkbund

July 28, 1997 to September 19, 1997
Europäische Eßbestecke aus acht Jahrhunderten

June 16, 1997 to August 17, 1997
Rudolf Schwarz - Bewohnte Bilder

January 13, 1997 to April 13, 1997
Highlights - Design aus Großbritannien

August 25, 1996 to December 8, 1996
Prunkvolles Zarenreich