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Wilhelm-Hack-Museum

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum
The founding of the Wilhelm Hack Museum was made possible by a generous donation by the Cologne businessman Wilhelm Hack (1899-1985), who gave his important art collection to the city of Ludwigshafen in 1971. Since 1979, this collection has been shown together with the municipal art collections in a museum that was newly built at the former Ludwigshafen marketplace, now Klüber Platz.


Over a period of almost fifty years, Wilhelm Hack had placed emphasis on different fields in his collection. These are the three major components:

-The “Gondorfer Fund” derives from an excavation of tombs from the Migration Period in Gondorf at the river Mosel and includes Celtic, Roman, and Franconian grave furnishings from the 5th century BC to the 8th century AD.

- The medieval religious art comprises metal and ivory works, book and glass painting, and, above all, sculptures and panel painting of an extraordinary quality.
- The museum's supra-regional importance is, however, due to the third group of artworks from the 20th century: the collection of modernism documents the development of non-representational art from its beginnings around 1910 to the present.
Address

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum

Berliner Straße 23
67059
Ludwigshafen
Germany
+49 6215 04 34 11
Opening hours
Open all year
Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:00-18:00
Thursday: 11:00-20:00
Friday: 11:00-18:00
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Closed on

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Sigmar Polke, Freundinnen, 1967, Offsetdruck in Schwarz auf Karton, 48 x 60,8 cm, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Ludwigshafen
Cabinet pieces: Richter/Polke - Transformation

The cabinet piece Richter/Polke - Transformation presents early graphic works by the two important German artists Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke, who met at the Düsseldorf Academy in 1962. Based on ...

Exhibition
Ludwigshafen
Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie: Wolfgang Sautermeister - nachtgelichtet - Drawing

Drawing has always been a central means of artistic expression for Sautermeister. His works are characterized by an experimental, intuitive approach, whereby cinematic quotations, the theme of ...

Exhibition
Ludwigshafen
Rudolf Scharpf Gallery: Un_heard. How the vulva makes itself heard today!

The exhibition takes place in the Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, Hemshofstr. 54 67063 Ludwigshafen.

Exhibition
Max Ernst, 4 Oiseaux et 5 soucoupes volantes, 1953, Öl auf Leinwand, 73 × 100 cm, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
Ludwigshafen
Poetry of the elements

Whether philosophy, alchemy, religion, esotericism, natural science or art: a wide variety of disciplines have been studying the four elements for centuries. The idea that the earth or the entire ...

Exhibition
Geometrische Komposition bestehend aus einer Collage. Ein grauer Hintergrund mit einem schwarzen und einem violetten Kreis, im Vordergrund ein schräges Quadrat.
Ludwigshafen
We will go as far as the sun.

With Wir werden bis zur Sonne gehen. Pioneers of Geometric Abstraction, the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum is focusing on the importance of female artists for the development of geometric abstraction in the 20th ...

Exhibition
Ludwigshafen
Cabinet pieces: Landscapes of longing

The depiction of landscape reflects man's relationship with nature. Its significance within the history of art is subject to constant change. For a long time, it served merely as a backdrop for ...

Exhibition