The two German art collectors have changed the world. They began building their collection, comprising more than 14,000 objects, in the 1950s. Today, the collection is spread across 26 public museums in three continents. Twelve institutions bear the name Ludwig and have benefited from generous donations. Their perspective on art as a unique principle of human expression that overcomes national borders and is open to the world, motivated the founders and continues to define the activity of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation.
28 public institutions are linked to us globally. Outside of Germany, we are active in Cuba, China, Russia, Hungary, Austria, and Switzerland.
CREDITS - Above: Jean-Olivier Hucleux, Peter and Irene Ludwig, 1975-76 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016. Left: Andy Warhol and Peter Ludwig, Cologne 1980 © Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung. Right: Research- and exhibition project, Plattform Aachen, Ludwig Forum 2014 © Carl Brunn. Center: Exhibition view „Eastwards“, Ludwig Forum 2014 / 2015, Photo: Carl Brunn