Käthe Kollwitz - A Survey of her Works 1888—1942
Scheduled for
14 January – 20 March 2022

Käthe Kollwitz –
A Survey of her Works 1888—1942

Exhibition to the new monograph

Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), the most important female artist of classical Modernism in Germany, is unmatched in her works for the emphatic representation of war, poverty and death, but also of love, security and the struggle for peace. Her drawings, prints and sculptures brought her worldwide renown even during her lifetime.

From Spring 2022, a new monograph will give an overview of her entire artistic work. The catalogue will feature over 200 illustrations, arranged by topic, and provide a representative selection from the collection of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne. The Cologne Kollwitz Collection has the largest stock of drawings, prints and sculptures worldwide and is a dedicated ambassador for the artist’s work. This new standard reference with text contributions by the museum’s art historians will be published in a German and English edition.

The presentation of the catalogue will be accompanied by a special exhibition at the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln which will – in line with the catalogue – present the topic areas of her work. It is not just her artistic skill that still fascinates people from around the world, but also the timeless emotional clout of her work. This is why the exhibition will be complemented by a special facet – the museum staff presenting their personal collection highlights. These subjective contemplations are a personal impulse and convey a profound connection with the artist.


If my works have the same effect
– even decades later –
then I have achieved a lot.«

Käthe Kollwitz, Diaries, 13 May 1917


Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage

50667 Köln

+49 (0)221 227 2899

+49 (0)221 227 2602

Opening hours

Tue - Sun

11 am – 6 pm

Public holidays

11 am – 6 pm

First Thu each month

11 am – 8 pm



Please note

Due to current legal requirements, from now on only people who are fully vaccinated or have recovered will be allowed to visit the museum.

Furthermore, masks are still compulsory for the duration of your stay in the museum.

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