Exhibition | Current
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
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
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.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 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 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.
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.