Current exhibitions

Design Pentagon Group

Museum of Applied Arts. January 13, 13.01.2020 to April 26, 26.04.2020

In the 1980s, the Neues Deutsches Design revolutionised the appreciation of design and forged a link with art and music. One of the movement’s protagonists was the Cologne design group Pentagon, founded in 1985 by Gerd Arens, Wolfgang Laubersheimer, Reinhard Müller, Ralph Sommer and Meyer Voggenreiter. This show puts furniture, drafts and drawings into their 1980s and 1990s context.

Begreifbare Baukunst – Die Bedeutung von Türgriffen in der Architektur

Museum of Applied Arts. January 13, 13.01.2020 to February 9, 09.02.2020

(DE) Diese Ausstellung vereint Werke von Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Hans Poelzig, Alvar Aalto, David Chipperfield und zahlreichen weiteren Architekt*innen und Gestalter*innen. Sie wirft einen Blick auf das Miteinander von Architektur und einem ihrer kleinsten gestaltbaren Bestandteile: dem Türgriff.

Norman Seeff. The Look of Sound

Museum of Applied Arts. September 13, 13.09.2019 to March 8, 08.03.2020

Norman Seeff is one of the most famous portrait photographers in the USA and photographed the who's who of the music, art and film scene of the 1960s to 1980s. "The Look of Sound" combines more than 170 photographs, including mostly original vintage prints, but also sketches and collages. Also on view are videos taken during Seeff's photo sessions.