Bon Voyage, Signac!

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud
March 5, 2021 to June 27, 2021

One Hundred Aspects of the moon

Museum of East Asian Art
February 26, 2021 to June 27, 2021

Andy Warhol Now

Museum Ludwig
December 12, 2020 to April 18, 2021

Danish Jewelery Box

Contemporary Jewelery Design

Museum of Applied Arts
November 28, 2020 to April 18, 2021

Kölner Design Preis / Toby E. Rodes Award

Museum of Applied Arts
November 20, 2020 to January 24, 2021

Some were our neighbours: perpetrators, fellow-travellers and insurgents

NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne
November 13, 2020 to February 28, 2021

75 Years Ago - Cologne in ruins

Cologne City Museum
November 7, 2020 to February 14, 2021

Love and Power – Trilogy III. Judith, Delilah & co.

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud
November 6, 2020 to February 7, 2021

Sisi in Private: The Empress’s Photo Albums

Museum Ludwig
October 24, 2020 to January 24, 2021

Hélène Binet – Echoes of Reverie. To Gottfried Böhm’s centenary

Museum of Applied Arts
October 23, 2020 to December 20, 2020

Russian Avant-Garde at the Museum Ludwig: Original and Fake. Questions, Research, Explanations

Museum Ludwig
September 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021

ART DÉCO. Graphic Design from Paris

Käthe Kollwitz Museum
September 25, 2020 to January 10, 2021

 

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ART DÉCO. Graphic Design from Paris

Käthe Kollwitz Museum.
September 25, 2020 to January 10, 2021

Intertwining floral shapes and austere geometric elements, contrastive colours, and clear, yet playful, typography – in the 1920s, Art Déco graphic design brings together elements that seem antagonistic. Expressive posters, illustrations and advertisements reflect the colourful themes of the period. New forms of advertising for fashion jewellery haute couture, jazz, dance, or for technological achievements such as modern sports cars and impressive cruise liners.

Russian Avant-Garde at the Museum Ludwig: Original and Fake. Questions, Research, Explanations

Museum Ludwig.
September 26, 2020 to January 3, 2021

After a long period in which the subject was taboo, an increasing number of museums are opening up to a transparent accounting of counterfeit works, exchanging insights, and, if necessary, deciding to write off works from their collections. With a studio exhibition on the Russian avantgarde, the Museum Ludwig is asking questions about the authenticity of works in its collection.

Hélène Binet – Echoes of Reverie. To Gottfried Böhm’s centenary

Museum of Applied Arts.
October 23, 2020 to December 20, 2020

On the occasion of Gottfried Böhm’s centenary, the MAKK has invited the internationally renowned London-based photographer Hélène Binet to create ‘portraits’ of selected religious buildings by the Cologne architect. Using compositions of light and shadow, architectural expert Binet reflects and highlights both the sculptural qualities and the materiality of the structures. The photos have been created exclusively for this exhibition.

Sisi in Private: The Empress’s Photo Albums

Museum Ludwig.
October 24, 2020 to January 24, 2021

Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, called Sisi, collected photographs in the 1860s, but kept her collection private throughout her life. Today the Museum Ludwig holds eighteen of her albums with approximately 2000 photographs in carte de visite format. They show members of the nobility - many of them from Sisi’s family-celebrities, and artworks. The most renowned are the “albums of beauties.” “I’m starting an album and am now collecting photographs - only of females.

Love and Power – Trilogy III. Judith, Delilah & co.

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud.
November 6, 2020 to February 7, 2021

The last exhibition in the trilogy on love in the prints and drawings room focuses on the representation of strong women, in particular biblical heroines who specifically use their femininity. Through art history these representations are characterised by cunning, bravery, beauty, erotic tension and an interest in the relationship between the sexes, while female biblical wrongdoers are increasingly seen as femme fatales.

75 Years Ago - Cologne in ruins

Cologne City Museum.
November 7, 2020 to February 14, 2021

At the centre of this impressive exhibition is a large model of the city of Cologne which was created for the feature film “About Endlessness” (2019) by the Swedish director Roy Andersson. The film is a poignant portrayal of the city in ruins immediately after the end of World War II in 1945. The Old Town was completely destroyed and hardly a single building was inhabitable above the basement level. Only roughly 40,000 people still lived in Cologne.

Some were our neighbours: perpetrators, fellow-travellers and insurgents

NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne.
November 13, 2020 to February 28, 2021

This exhibition, organised by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, asks a vital question: why was the Holocaust possible? The roles of the elites and leading figures within the Nazi regime certainly played a central part, but the collaboration of local authorities and politicians as well as the civil service also played an important part.

Kölner Design Preis / Toby E. Rodes Award

Museum of Applied Arts.
November 20, 2020 to January 24, 2021

In 2020, the Cologne Design Prize, offered by the Estate Toby E. Rodes, will be awarded for the 13th time. 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 prize recognises outstanding graduation projects from students enrolled in design courses at Cologne-based universities.

Danish Jewelery Box

Contemporary Jewelery Design

Museum of Applied Arts.
November 28, 2020 to April 18, 2021

The about 200 selected pieces will provide an impressive panorama of contemporary jewellery design from Denmark. The presentation will play with thematic juxtapositions such as ‘Body and Jewellery’ or ‘Identity and Diversity’, thus creating an intriguing and extraordinary perspective of the complexity of jewellery art. The exhibition will also feature some The exhibition will be part of the 2020 German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship.

Andy Warhol Now

Museum Ludwig.
December 12, 2020 to April 18, 2021

Andy Warhol is indisputably the best-known representative of Pop Art. His iconic subjects such as Marilyn, the Campell’s soup can, and Coca-Cola bottles are part of the collective memory. Thirty years after his last retrospective in Cologne, Andy Warhol: Now presents Andy Warhol as an artist whose innovative work can be rediscovered, especially for a young generation in the age of migration and social diversity.

One Hundred Aspects of the moon

Museum of East Asian Art.
February 26, 2021 to June 27, 2021

The Museum of East Asian Art Cologne shows 100 Aspects of the Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892). Yoshitoshi was the last great woodblock print master of the Ukiyo-e tradition, and 100 Aspects of the Moon is regarded as his greatest achievement. The series brings to life the history and mythology of ancient Japan. In all 100 prints the moon figures prominently. Sometimes clearly visible in the design and sometimes referred to in the beautiful poems

Bon Voyage, Signac!

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud.
March 5, 2021 to June 27, 2021

The Pointillist work is now the centrepiece of the special exhibition ‘Bon Voyage, Signac!’ in Cologne, which includes about sixty works by renowned artists such as Monet, Manet, Caillebotte, Courbet, Gauguin, Cézanne van Gogh and Matisse. The Wallraf is introducing a new Signac with this Impressionist journey through its own collection.

Divided Memories 1940 – 1950. Between History and Experience

NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne.
March 19, 2021 to May 24, 2021

DE Der totale Krieg, die Massenmobilisierung, die fremde Besatzung, Widerstand, Bürgerkrieg, Genozid – eine ungeheure humanistische Katastrophe. Die Ausstellung behandelt einen der bedeutendsten Zeitabschnitte in der Geschichte Griechenlands und darüber hinaus. Sie zeigt kulturelle und künstlerische Auseinandersetzungen dieser Zeit, die das Leben des Landes bis heute bestimmt.