MAKK Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
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MAKK Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln

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The MAKK - Museum of Applied Arts Cologne is the only museum of its kind in North Rhine-Westphalia. Not only because the museum building close to the city center, designed by Rudolf Schwarz in the 1950s, is an architectural icon with a view of the cathedral spires, but rather because of its unique collections: These cover the entire spectrum of European arts and crafts from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. In Cologne's second oldest museum, international design objects enter into a dialogue with works of fine art in the permanent exhibition "Kunst +Design im Dialog" (Art + Design in Dialogue): by juxtaposing objects and works of art, visitors:inside gain a comprehensive insight into the aesthetics of different decades - from Piet Mondrian and Gerrit T. Rietveld to Oskar Schlemmer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Josef Albers and Charles & Ray Eames, as well as Christo and Ron Arad. With the help of creative offerings and innovative presentations, the MAKK also draws attention to content-related contexts and is committed to an interdisciplinary dialogue between creative professionals, researchers, and the public - regularly hosting diverse events such as movie nights, workshops, and talks.

"Speaking of Visionaries. The Photographer Horst H. Baumann"

The photographer Horst H. Baumann (1934-2019) was an absolute shooting star in his generation: The photographs of the autodidact, who won several awards, appeared in several magazines, the self-proclaimed "street photographer" portrayed actors and musicians such as Juliette Gréco, Ursula Andress, Jane Fonda, Chris Howland and was also active in the field of advertising and visual communication. In the 1960s, he concentrated on the possibilities of color photography and soon became one of the pioneers of artistic color aesthetics - at that time, he was best known for his photographs of the world of Formula 1. His radical images, his high degree of empathy, his interest in social issues and his consistent search for his own visual language made him a unique (light) artist.

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Dienstag: 10:00 - 18:00
Mittwoch: 10:00 - 18:00
Donnerstag: 10:00 - 18:00
Freitag: 10:00 - 18:00
Samstag: 10:00 - 18:00
Sonntag: 10:00 - 18:00
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