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Kathe Kollwitz Museum, Cologne

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The Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne owns the largest collections of works by the German artist Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) and has maintained close links with the Kollwitz family. The museum is owned and operated by the Kreissparkasse Köln savings bank.
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  • Kathe Kollwitz really knew how to tease out emotion in her subjects. Her drawings and sculptures are very moving. And of course she lived during the most turbulent periods of German History. She was.....  more
    Kathe Kollwitz really knew how to tease out emotion in her subjects. Her drawings and sculptures are very moving. And of course she lived during the most turbulent periods of German History. She was.....  more »
  • A fantastic gallery and well worth an hour or two of your time. Kathe Kollwitz was one seriously talented artist. Her work is very thought provoking. At the time we visited the equally Impressive... 
    A fantastic gallery and well worth an hour or two of your time. Kathe Kollwitz was one seriously talented artist. Her work is very thought provoking. At the time we visited the equally Impressive...  more »
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  • Very nice museum with nice people working there. We had some trouble finding the entrance. It's the glass elevator inside a shopping hall. You should take it to the 4th floor. There was a booklet with English translations for the current exhibition but the permanent collection didn't have that many English translations.We used Google translate to translate some of them! Beautiful collection!
  • A fantastic collection of this artist who had an acute ability to capture the lives of her people and her times. Print series like "The Weavers", "The Peasants Revolt" and " War" sharply depict the lot of ordinary people, their anger and their hope for a better life. The War series reflects also her own grief at the loss of her oldest son in WWI. I didn't know anything about Käthe Kollwitz before I visited the museum. I came away with a strong sense that she was an important witness of her times, an artist with a vision both sharp and tender, and one that probably deserves to be better known outside Germany than I suspect she is.

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