Exhibition | Current
November 13, 2019 - August 16, 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
Exhibition | Current
The museum holds a diverse collection of about one thousand paintings and calligraphic works from the countries of East Asia. Occasionally, unexpected treasures come to light in storage, as parts of the collection are still in need of research. more
Exhibition | Preview
February 26, 2020 - June 27, 2021
From February 2021 the Museum of East Asian Art Cologne shows 100 Aspects of the Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892). Yoshitoshi was the last great woodblock print master of the Ukiyo-e tradition, and 100 Aspects of the Moon is regarded as his greatest achievement. The series brings to life the history and mythology of ancient Japan. more
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.more
Museum of East Asian Art has opened its permanent collection. Due to construction work on the Universitätsstraße, which may be accompanied by vibrations, a few works are currently not beeing exhibit. Entry to the museum is only permitted with mouth-nose cover, alternatively please present a medical certificate. Please note that the cafe will be closed from 27 July 2020. Stay healthy!more
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. Please note that the cafe will be closed from 27 July 2020.more
Exhibition catalogues, catalogues of the collection, publications on particular themes, and museum guidemore
Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm
Every first Thursday in the month
11am – 10pm
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 and Whit Monday.
Permament Collection + Drunk on Sobriety: € 7 / € 4
KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Permanent Collection for all Cologne residents.
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
The museum is barrier-free. Disabled toilet available.