Museum Ludwig, Cologne
History of a Collection with Civic Commitments
29 June – 26 September 2022
National Art Center, Tokyo
National Art Center, Tokyo hosts an exhibition to introduce to the Japanese public gems of the Ludwig Museum in Germany, renowned for its collection of contemporary art.
After Tokyo, it will travel to the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art.
Highlights of the Ludwig Museum Exhibition
The Ludwig Museum, opened in 1986 and run by the city of Cologne, is one of the world’s leading museums specializing in works of modern and contemporary art from the 20th century.
A total of 152 works travelling from Cologne, such as paintings and sculptures, are presented in thematic chapters, ranging from German modernism and expressionism, Russian avant-garde, Picasso, Surrealism to pop art.
The first chapter sheds light on the significant contributions made by the museum’s collectors, starting with its namesake, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig.
Star attractions include Picasso’s “Woman with an Artichoke” and Andy Warhol’s “Portrait of Peter Ludwig” and “Two Elvis”.
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