The Museum Schnütgen has a valuable collection of medieval art on exhibit in one of Cologne's oldest churches. Many of the pieces are already worth a trip by themselves, such as the glorious Parler Bust, the expressive Crucifix from St. George or the so-called Comb of St. Heribert, a unique filigree ivory carving.
The spectrum of the exhibition ranges from wooden and stone sculptures, valuable works of the goldsmith's art and stained glass to rare ivories and textiles.
A distinctive feature of the museum is its largest exhibition space, which is over 1,000 years old itself: The stillness and aura of the Romanesque Church of St. Cecilia and the special proximity to the works makes it possible to experience their spiritual vibrancy and beauty.
The exhibition series "Museum Schnütgen in Focus" regularly places consummate works from all parts of the collection in new contexts. It is thus worth returning again and again, as the collection will always have something new to discover.
From left to right: Crucifix from St. George, Cologne, around 1065-1100; Comb of St. Heribert, Metz, around 850-900; Console Bust with the Parler Coat of Arms, Cologne workshop of the Parlers, around 1390
23 May 2013 - 24 August 2014
Museum Schnütgen IN FOCUS
Silk not Sin
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am-6 pm
Thursday: 10 am-8 pm
Closed on Monday
Cäcilienstr. 29-33, 50667 Köln
(please enter via the new building)
Leonhard-Tietz-Str.10, 50676 Köln
Phone: +49 221/221-22310
Fax: +49 221/221-28489