Twenty-five years ago, in 1997, Irene Ludwig set an important precedent in philanthropic support for art and culture in the public sphere by establishing the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation.
The foundation would continue to pursue the vision that Irene Ludwig shared with her late husband: to acquire first-rate works of fine and applied art for the public in collaboration with international museums, with a cosmopolitan, global perspective across all eras, genres, and borders, and to support exhibitions of and research on these works.
Today the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation works with over twenty-five public institutions across three continents and has supported a large number of multifaceted projects and initiatives.
The team at the Ludwig Foundation would like to take the twenty-fifth anniversary as an opportunity to offer insight into our activities over the course of the year and to present the faces behind the foundation on our new “About Us” page. In addition, this summer the artist Andreas Schmitten will present a project that focuses on Haus Ludwig, which was previously the Ludwigs’ residence and now serves as the foundation’s headquarters.