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Drunk on Sobriety

November 13, 2019 - Mai 3, 2020

This showcase exhibition presents ceramics, lacquerware, paintings and calligraphy that bear witness to the great esteem in which tea drinking is held in China. Since the late Neolithic period, wine made from fermented grain has been a further highly popular tipple. Contrasting with wine’s intoxicating effect, savouring multiple bowls of tea made users „drunk on sobriety“. more

Programme

See, experience and understand

All of the museum’s exhibitions are accompanied by numerous different programmes – guided tours, workshops, lectures or special events, for grown-ups, school groups, children or the whole family. 

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Collection

A treasure house of art from China, Korea and Japan

The Museum for East Asian Art was opened in 1913 as the first specialist museum of its kind in Europe. It now houses one of the most distinguished collections of art from China, Korea and Japan in Germany. 

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Museum

History and architecture

At the heart of the museum’s holdings is the collection of Buddhist painting and sculpture, Japanese screen painting, coloured woodblock prints, Korean ceramics and lacquer art assembled by the museum’s founders Adolf and Frieda Fischer. 

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Schmitz im MOK

Cafeteria

Salon & Metzgerei Schmitz im MOK – coffee and cakes, snacks and lunch menu – on sunny days on our attractive terrace. Tue to Fri: 10am – 5pm, Sat and Sun: 10am – 6pm, closed Mon.

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Publications

Exhibition catalogues, catalogues of the collection, publications on particular themes, and museum guide

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Opening times

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

Museum is closed 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 and Whit Monday. 
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Admission prices

Permament Collection and "Drunk on Sobriety. Wine and Tea in Chinese Art": € 7,00 / € 4

KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Permanent Collection and "Drunk on Sobriety" 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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Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
Universitätsstrasse 100
D 50674 Köln
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mok@museenkoeln.de
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