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Flowers for Frieda

Ikebana Arrangements and Photographs on Occasion of Museum Founder Frieda Fischer-Wieruszowski’s 150th Birthday

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.

The exhibition comprises alternating arrangements by Ikebana master Ursula Winand, whose art stands in the traditions of both the older Ikenobō School and the younger Sōgetsu School. Classical forms that originated in Buddhist ritual contexts are united with modern trends of Ikebana that emerged in the 20th century. Presented alongside the flower and plant arrangements of “Seika” (“Star Blossom”, the artist name given to Ursula Winand by the Tokyo Sōgetsu Academy) are artistic Ikebana photographs by Prof. Dr. Werner Möhler.

The Ikebana exhibition, which opens on the occasion of Frieda Fischer-Wieruszowski’s (1874–1945) 150th birthday, is a tribute to the venerable museum founder, who was also skilled in the art of flower arranging, as documented in her Japanese Diary published in 1938.

Free admission

SUPPORTED BY

Orientstiftung zur Förderung der Ostasiatischen Kunst

Fördererkreis des Museums für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln

Ursula Winand, Wealth of Nature, 2015, arrangement with orchid, ornamental pumpkins, lemons, fig, Bruyerre branch, Dai (base), H 45 cm, D 60 cm. Photo: Werner Möhler. Copyright: W. Möhler/U. Winand

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

Closed Mondays; open on All Saints' Day
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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

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