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Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud

The new Wallraf-Richartz Museum meanwhile looks back over a 175-year history and can be seen as a nucleus of the Cologne museums. It possesses a comprehensive collection of paintings from different epochs as well as some statues and an exquisite graphic arts collection.

Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud
Address: GoogleMapsObenmarspforten (near Cologne's Town Hall)
50667 Cologne
Postal address: GoogleMapsMartinstr. 39
50667 Cologne
Phone: 0221/221-21119
Fax: 0221/221-22629
E-Mail: wallraf@museenkoeln.de
Opening hours: Tue., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.;
Thu. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Prices: € 10 / € 6
Remarks: Special exhibitions: possible change in opening times and prices
Milestones
1824 The Cologne canon and professor, Ferdinand Franz Wallraf left Cologne an extensive collection of works of art of the most varied genres and periods
1854 J.H. Richartz donated the financial means for a suitable museum building
1861 Opening of the first building on the square of the Minorite monastery
1943 The museum fell victim to a bombing raid; the collection, however, was almost totally saved
1957 The new home was built on the same site
1988 Move to the new Wallraf-Richartz Museum / Museum Ludwig Bischofsgartenstraße at the philharmonic hall
2001 Opening of the cube building by Oswald M. Ungers in Martinstraße, where the oldest museum in Cologne finds its new home on historical soil

The collection includes paintings from 1250 to 1900 and sculptures from 1800 to 1900.

The exhibits are divided into three main groups. The lowest exhibition level shows paintings from the Middle Ages featuring the so-called »Cologne school«. On the second level the art of the Renaissance and the Baroque is presented. The highest level is dedicated to the paintings of the 19th century and also shows sculptures from the 18th and 19th centuries. Famous names like Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens can be found amongst the exhibited artists. A new arrival is the collection of paintings from Gerard J. Corboud and his wife Marisol on »perpetual permanent loan« in the form of a donation, which is, above all, a collection of Impressionists and Neo-impressionists. 26 of the total 170 paintings have been integrated into the show collection of the museum.




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