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Streich auf Streich
150 years of German-language comics since Max and Moritz

22 September 2014 to 11 January 2015

In 1864, Wilhelm Busch completed his famous Max and Moritz comic strip. With this work, translated into over 200 languages, a tradition began that led directly to modern comics in North America, as founded in particular by the comic pioneer Rudolph Dirks, originally from northern Germany, with his series The Katzenjammer Kids. The first large-scale assessment of the history of German-language comics will be showing outstanding works taken from 15 centuries, such as Vater und Sohn (Father and Son), Nick Knatterton, Fix and Foxi, Mecki and Strizz.

RuhrKunstSzene – a project of the art museums of the ruhr area

7 September to 7 December 2014

The art museums of the ruhr area are presenting the young art scene of the region. Under the motto “upstream” the artists will exhibit their works of art in the panoramagalerie of the LUDWIGGALERIE. This room with its large window front to the Kaisergarten effects an interaction between the art works and the landscape. The loans enable fascinating encounters between many subjects and media - among other thinks photography, graphic arts and art installation.

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