Kolumba art museum

Exhibitions & Museums

The Kolumba Art Museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne, founded in 1853 as the Diocesan Museum of Cologne.

Two thousand years of occidental culture can be experienced in one building: from works of late antiquity to the present. In architecture there is a connection between the wartime ruin of the late Gothic St. Columba Church, the chapel "Madonna in den Trümmern" (1950), the unique archaeological excavation (1973-1976) and the new building designed by the Swiss Peter Zumthor. A new exhibition theme begins each year around Sept. 15. Numerous events and collaborations broaden the visual experience.

Annual Exhibit: The Alphabet of Art, Sept. 15, 2023 - Aug. 14, 2024