Previous Exhibitions

Fast Fashion. The Dark Side of Fashion

12th October 2018 – 24th February 2019
A critical glimpse behind the scenes of glamorous fashion. more details

Pilgrimage - Longing for Bliss?

8th October 2015 – 4th April 2017
14 pilgrimage sites from all over the world. more details

Madonna meets Uma

16th October 2015 – 31st January 2016
Valuable works from the Museum Schnütgen are visiting their neighbours in the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum – and vice versa. Flyer

Made in Oceania: Tapa - Art and Social Landscapes

12th October 2013 - 27th April 2014
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Albert Watson: 14 days in Benin

28th April - 28th July 2013

The Divine Heart of Things: Pre-Columbian Art of the Ludwig Collection

29th September 2012 - 3rd March 2013
Objects from South and Middle America of the Ludwigs collection. more details

Social Movement

3rd - 16th December 2012
Interactive project with cologne citizens.

Rama and Sita - Indias most beautiful lovestory

21th April - 21th October 2012
The exhibition presented 87 exquisite paintings from the 16th to 19th century portraying episodes from the Ramayana.


5th - 21th October 2012
Literary Installation from Youssouf Amine Elalamy. more details

Lawrence of Arabia - Genesis of a Myth

30th April - 11th September 2011
The exhibition was taking a critical look at T.E. Lawrence as a figure in contemporary history. more details

Afropolis. Stadt, Medien, Kunst.

05th November - 13th March 2011
The Afropolis exhibition was showcasing five African cities - Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg.

Opening Hours & Adress

Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum
Cultures of the world
Cäcilienstraße 29-33
50667 Köln
+49 0221 / 221 - 313 56

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
(public holidays 10am-6pm)
Closed on Mondays