IN PERSON Cologne Museum Day
FREE Entry for all Cologne Residents (Dont forget to bring your Personalausweis or Anmeldung)
Cologne has the oldest museum of East Asian art in all of Europe and the only one in NRW. Opened in Protected content , the house displays precious works of art from China, Korea and Japan. Your visit will take you to Buddhist painting and wood sculpture, Japanese screen painting, woodblock prints and lacquer art, porcelain and ceramics from the Bronze Age to the 19th century.
But not only the art, also the museum building, opened in Protected content , is worth a visit. It was designed by Kunio Maekawa ( Protected content ), a student of Le Corbusier. With its austere, clearly structured cubes, it draws on old Japanese traditions and at the same time develops a new, modern formal language. The center of the complex is the landscape garden designed by the Japanese sculptor Masayuki Nagare (born Protected content the tradition of Japanese meditation gardens.
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