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Kolumba Art Museum

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City Guide Cologne: Kolumba Art Museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne
Jannis Kounellis "Tragedia civile", 1994 (Courtesy Kolumba, Köln/Foto: Lothar Schnepf)

CITY GUIDE COLOGNE: KOLUMBA ART MUSEUM OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF COLOGNE

In the museum designed by Peter Zumthor exhibitions of art from different epochs from the collection of this church institution are hosted.

Rarely has a museum be so highly praised – and rightly so. Architecture fans revere Peter Zumthor, who in 2007 designed the Kolumba Art Museum to rise up among the ruins of a Gothic church - and referenced a lost piece of history. The art cognoscenti are taken by the unusual compilation of works from different epochs. The shows change every year, because the Archdiocese has a magnificent collection. Paintings, sculptures and arts and crafts from early Christian times through to the present can now be showed in a venue that seems timeless. Zumthor created an almost private ambience – with wall paneling and furniture from refined materials, such as wood, silk and leather.

Kolumba Art Museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne

Adress: Kolumbastraße 4, Cologne, opening hours: Wed. – Mon. 12 noon – 5 p.m.; please check the museum’s Website for opening hours on holidays.

http://www.kolumba.de

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