The Kölnischer Kunstverein was founded in 1839 and is one of the oldest institution for contemporary art in the Rhineland. Many artists, which received a show here – such as Max Ernst (1919), Hans Arp (1919) and Paul Klee (1932) – have long been an important position in art history. With exhibitions like “Happening and Fluxus”, curated in 1970 by Harald Szeemann, the Kunstverein has hosted influential events and exhibitions in art history. Recently, the Kunstverein has repeatedly displayed outstanding artistic positions. This way the Kölnischer Kunstverein generates, for over 180 years, significant contribution to the question of what is art in its time. The association’s work is supported by a broad public and the commitment of its members, and the membership partakes an important role for the financial support of the Kunstverein.

Members have

  • the opportunity to buy limited editions and Jahresgaben by internationally renowned artists at priviliged rates and is exclusively for members of the Kunstverein.
  • free admission to all exhibitions and events of the Kölnischer Kunstverein, but also to all members of the ADKV.
  • the invitations and information on all events of the Kölnischer Kunstverein easily by mail to your address.
  • discounted rates for all catalogues and publications of the Kölnischer Kunstverein.
  • the Vereinsgabe – an original work of art that is produced as a members edition exclusively for the members of the Kölnischer Kunstverein.
  • reduced admission to the screenings by the Filmclub 813 in the cinema.

Annual contributions
Single member: 60,- Euro
Additional family member (same address): 20,- Euro
Supporting Member: from 550,- Euro
Patrons: from 2.500,- Euro

Reduced membership
Students, pupils, trainees: 25,- Euro
Please submit a school or study certificate in order to claim a reduced membership fee.

Cancellation of membership
The termination of your membership is always possible towards the end of the year. The deadline for a written notice is the December 30th. All cancellations received after this date will not be considered.

>b>Please note that a membership is valid for one calendar year (1 January to 31 December) and the full annual membership fee is due regardless of the entry date. Membership is automatically renewed for one year.

Membership application

plus 10,- Euro for address abroad