Glanz der Kaiser von China: Kunst und Leben in der Verbotenen Stadt, 2012, © Foto: Malinka
Goldene Impressionen: Japanische Malerei 1400-1900, 2011, © Foto: Malinka
Nobuyoshi Araki & Shirô Tsujimura – Work in Progress, 2011, © Foto: Malinka
Goldene Impressionen: Japanische Malerei 1400–1900, 2011, © Foto: Malinka

Exhibitions

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50 YEARS – 50 TREASURES

January 19, 2024 to September 29, 2024

In January 1974, the art collector Hans-Wilhelm Siegel (1903–1997) founded the non-profit Oriental Endowment for the Promotion of East Asian Art in Cologne. The endowment’s fund came from the proceeds Siegel received from the sale of his important collection of Chinese and Southeast Asian art objects to the city of Cologne. The collection was built during his five decades as a businessman in East Asia. Siegel’s patronage inspired other collectors to establish art foundations that are now an integral part of Cologne’s museum landscape. To mark the 50th anniversary, the exhibition presents fifty selected works from the Siegel Collection as well as acquisitions that have since been financed with the earnings of the endowment’s capital for the Museum of East Asian Art. more

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Bizarre Beauties

April 9, 2024 to January 6, 2025

Since the Tang Dynasty (601–907), Chinese literati have been collecting bizarrely shaped rocks. Placed in the garden as miniature versions of mountain peaks, they represent a microcosm of nature in which the scholar meditates, drawing inspiration from them and devoting himself to the arts of poetry, painting and calligraphy, or playing the zither. more

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Art in the Limelight!

Mai 9, 2024 to November 3, 2024

Alfred Salmony (1890–1958) had a decisive influence on the history of the collection of the Museum for East Asian Art, as its first deputy director after the museum opened in 1913. The eponymous exhibition shows a selection of around 100 pieces that can be traced back to Salmony’s acquisition initiatives. These include exquisite jades and sumptuous early Chinese artefacts, such as pendants and belt buckles, hairpins and bronze mirrors. more

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Flowers for Frieda

Mai 24, 2024 to Juli 4, 2024

The temporary installation in the entrance and foyer area of the Museum for East Asian Art is themed on the centuries-old art of flower arrangement known from Japan – Ikebana, literally, the “way of flowers.” The landscape garden in the museum's inner courtyard designed after traditional Japanese models as well as the larger-than-life bronze figure “Usagi Kannon II” (2013/14) created by the contemporary artist Leiko Ikemura here form a unique setting. more

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Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm
Every first Thursday in the month
11am – 10pm (except October 3, 2024)

Closed Mondays; open on All Saints' Day
Museum is closed on December 24th, Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan). Museum is opend on Easter Monday, Whit Monday, German Unity Day and December 26.

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Admission prices

€ 9,50 / € 5,50

Admission to "Flowers for Frieda" is free.

KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Museum for all Cologne residents.

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How to get here

Public transport: Tram routes 1 and 7 and bus route 142, alight at ‘Universitätsstrasse’
There is a car park at the museum
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Barrier-free

The museum is barrier-free. Disabled toilet available.
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Museum für
Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
Universitätsstrasse 100
D 50674 Köln
Ticket office +49.221.221-28617
mok@museenkoeln.de
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Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm
Every first Thursday in the month
11am – 10pm 

Closed Mondays; open on All Saints' Day
Museum is closed on December 24th, Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan). Museum is opend on Easter Monday, Whit Monday, German Unity Day and December 26.
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Admission prices

€ 7,50 /reduced € 4,50

from 20 June
€ 9,50 /reduced € 5,50

KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Museum for all Cologne residents.
more

How to get here

Public transport: Tram routes 1 and 7 and bus route 142, alight at ‘Universitätsstrasse’
There is a car park at the museum
more

Barrier-free

The museum is barrier-free. Disabled toilet available.
more




Museum für
Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
Universitätsstrasse 100
D 50674 Köln
Ticket office +49.221.221-28617
mok@museenkoeln.de
Legal notice