Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Museum Ludwig, Cologne (must see)

Museum Ludwig is a modern art museum. The museum focuses on Pop Art, Abstract Art, and Surrealism. Museum Ludwig houses one of Europe's largest Picasso collections, in addition to works by Roy Lichenstein and Andy Warhol.

The museum's most popular artworks are Andy Warhol's Brillo Boxes, Roy Lichenstein's M-Maybe, and George Segal's Restaurant Window.

The museum is named after chocolatier Peter Ludwig, who endowed the City of Cologne with 350 modern artworks then valued at $45 million. The museum also houses a collection donated by Josef Haubrich. The museum continues to collect and exhibit contemporary art.

The museum has around 900 pieces of artwork by Picasso, making it the world's third-largest Picasso collection. Peter Ludwig also permanently loaned his collection of Russian avant-garde works. The collection includes 600 works from the early Russian avant-garde period and is the most extensive collection outside Russia.

Why You Should Visit:
Perhaps the most exciting modern art museum in Europe. Floor after floor, one room leads to another, and each work of art receives the needed space to come to life and impress you.

Tip:
Don't miss the bookstore at the entrance; it is not the usual souvenir shop, but a seriously good selection of art books in several European languages.

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Sight Name: Museum Ludwig
Sight Location: Cologne, Germany (See walking tours in Cologne)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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