Suermondt-Ludwig Museum  (1877)

Wilhelmstraße 18  Plattegrond via Google
D-52070 Aachen, Deutschland
T +49-241-479800
di t/m zo 10.00-17.00

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The Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen a foundation of 1877, is one of the important museums in the west of Germany. Its collections reach from contemporary to antique arts, with an internationally known collection of German and Netherlandish sculptures and paintings of late mediaeval times. Applied arts also are part of the collection and the museum owns an important part of the Franz Bock collection. The names of the museum are due to its outstanding donators, Barthold Suermondt in the late 19th century and in our days Peter Ludwig. After an interims period of three years the museum has recently been reopened and now presents itself in a new light. Due to its extension and renovation the museum now provides more space to its well known collections of Europaean art. Of a total exhibition space of 3500 m², 360 m² are reserved special exhibitions. These can be enlargened by three adjacent rooms with a total of 270 m² and more if needed. All rooms are equipped with high standard, updated museum technology and are able to house all kinds of exhibitions, including special textile exhibitions. The rooms have an average height of 4.5 metres. As we have an own workshop in the museum we can arrange a wide variety of display architecture. The motto of the New Suermondt Ludwig Museum is: Art consequent: From the present to antiquity. The visitors will be able to choose between two circuits. Either starting with the mediaeval sculptures from the 12th century and moving along to contemporary art, or, and this is a more unusual approach, beginning with the current and ending with the antique works of art. The City of Aachen, right in the centre of Europe, one hour from Brussels, Cologne and Düsseldorf, two hours from Frankfurt and Amsterdam, should be an ideal place for a Miyake exhibition. Aachen has a long tradition of textile production and Düsseldorf is one centre of European fashion. So a public success of a Miyake exhibition can be foreseen.

The museum is renowned especially for its mediaeval wooden sculptures. The foundation of the collection is based on the acquisition of the Richard Moest Collection, Cologne in 1908 and has since then received continuous addition, especially by the collectors Irene and Peter Ludwig, who have donated and lent several objects. The selection includes works such as Hans Multscher's Virgin with the Infant from 1420/25 and altars of German or Netherlandish origin like the Swabian Altar of Mary from 1510.

Masterpieces from Germany, the Netherlands and Flanders dating from the 15th to the 17th century give an insight into the different iconographical approaches of these periods, especially of the 17th century. The Northern Netherlands with its profane iconography and the Southern Netherlands with its ideas of the counter-reformation. Furthermore the collection provides an interesting selection of Spanish and Italian painters (Jusepe de Ribera, Zurbarán). Important works illustrate the different historical developments and cover the period up to the 19th and 20th century. Here artists such as Januarius Zick, Oswald Achenbach, Alexej Jawlensky, Max Liebermann and Lovis Corinth should be mentioned.

Contemporary Art
This section includes parts of three private collections. Works of such important artists such as Richard Serra, Enzo Cucchi, Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Franz West, Christopher Williams, Julia Cher, Angela Bullock and Lidwien van de Ven are presented in an exciting and gripping combination.

Another highlight of the collection is the assembly of glass windows from the 14th to the 20th century.

Prints and Drawings
The newly opened Print Room with its 15.000 Europaean prints and drawings provides an excellent opportunity to study the sheets. Famous works such as the four series by Goya, the Carceri by Piranesi, as well as works from Dürer and Rembrandt are only some the highlights.

Applied Arts and Textiles
Precious courtly and sacral objects reaching from the renaissance to the baroque and over 200 textiles from various periods are housed in the museum.

Albrecht Bouts: Blut und Tränen
9/3/2017 - 11/6/2017
Cornelis Bega (1631/32-1664): Eleganz und raue Sitten
15/3/2012 - 10/6/2012
Max Klinger (1857-1920): Graphische Zyklen und Zeichnungen
17/11/2007 - 3/2/2008
Govaert Flinck: Christus mit dem Kreuz
30/8/2007 - 2/12/2007
Eine andere Sammlung II - Peter und Trude Lacroix
30/6/2007 - 14/10/2007
Berliner Bilder zu Gast & Ein Rembrandt für Aachen
30/6/2007 - 14/10/2007
Geschilderd licht. De stillevens van Willem Kalf (1619-1693)
8/3/2007 - 3/6/2007
Werner Bischof (1916-1954): Retrospektive
10/2/2007 - 6/5/2007
Fotografie von Alexander Rodtschenko und Zeitgenossen
13/3/2004 - 6/6/2004
Peter Ewig: Impulsträger und Erregungsmomente.4DISPLAYS
24/1/2004 - 14/3/2004
Jupp Wiertz: Die Femme fatale im Tempo der Großstadt
22/11/2003 - 15/2/2004
Peter Lacroix: Aus Zahlen Formen
13/9/2003 - 30/11/2003
Shlomo Koren ... aus den Scherben Neues zu bauen
28/6/2003 - 31/8/2003
Niederländische Graphik von der Renaissance zum Barock
24/5/2003 - 28/8/2003

Kunstenaars in vaste collectie

Oswald Achenbach - Max Beckmann - Jan Boeckhorst - Hanns Bolz - Joseph de Bray - Joos van Cleve - Lovis Corinth - Lucas Cranach de Oude - Heinrich Maria Davringhausen - Otto Dix - Albrecht Dürer - Anthony (Antoon) van Dyck - Cornelis Engebrechtsz. - Barthel Gilles - Frans Hals - Willem Claesz Heda - Alexej von Jawlensky - Jacob Jordaens - Willem Kalf - August Macke - Walter Ophey - Jacob van Ruisdael - Max Slevogt - Frans Snijders - Carl Spitzweg.

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