One looks into a large room from above. On it’s two back walls hang four larger than life framed prints of portrait photographs. The space in front of them is filled with people standing close together, all looking at the lower left corner of the photo.
One looks into a large room from above. On it’s two back walls hang four larger than life framed prints of portrait photographs. The space in front of them is filled with people standing close together, all looking at the lower left corner of the photo.
Opening of the first exhibition at Museum für Moderne Kunst, 6 June 1991


EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS – before the openings

Before the official exhibition openings, our members have the benefit of exclusive guided tours by the curators and the opportunity to see the exhibition in advance. Beverages are served afterwards.

WEDNESDAY AT HALF PAST SEVEN – the monthly jour fixe

On every first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm, an exclusive jour fixe with a tour guided by an MMK curator takes place for the Freunde des MMK. Afterwards, you have the opportunity for conversation with the museum’s curators and with each other over a glass of wine.

LATE SHIFT – for young friends

The young members are guided through the current exhibitions by members of the MMK museum education staff and receive fascinating insights into the art scene. Afterwards you can delve deeper into the discussion over a drink.


For young parents who would like to visit the exhibitions with their babies, the staff of the museum education department offers guided tours that accommodate the needs of parents and their babies.

READY FOR THE MUSEUM – afternoon guided tour

For interested friends of the museum who would prefer to visit an exhibition in the afternoon, the museum education staff offer exclusive guided tours. After the tour, there’s an opportunity to talk about what you’ve seen.

The Freunde des MMK enjoy free admission to all MMK events (MMK calendar). You are welcome to bring interested friends to our events. We are very grateful for your efforts to expand the circle of the museum’s friends and patrons.

Current Dates


Late shift - guided tour for YOUNG FRIENDS OF THE MMK through the exhibition Museum at MUSEUMMMK. Registration at +49 69 174 296 or


Art Art Baby - Guided tour for parents with babies through the exhibition museum in the MUSEUMMMK. Registration at +49 69 174 296 or


For the Freunde des MMK we offer exclusive excursions and multi-day art trips. Among our regular destinations are the most important international biennials and recurring exhibitions such as the Biennale di Venezia, the documenta in Kassel, the Skulptur Projekte Münster and the Berlin Biennale. The MMK curators also choose other destinations and unusual exhibition projects for you.

Please note: For all offers, the number of participants is limited. We therefore recommend that you reserve a spot for yourself as soon as possible. The reservations will be honoured in the order of receipt.
For further information on the respective programme and the reservation, please contact our office at info(at) or +49 (0)69 174 296.

Travels 2020

Morning visit to the exhibition Martin Kippenberger. Bitteschön Dankeschön. Eine Retrospektive at Bundeskunsthalle Bonn. Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) was one of the most productive German artists of his generation. Like no other, he embodies the image of the "typical artist", like no other he lived an inseparable symbiosis of life and art production - with great intensity and consistency. All of his works are self-portraits, in the broadest sense, that they say something about him, his life situation, his environment - even those that do not depict him.

Afternoon tour through the exhibition Nobert Schwontowski. Some of my secrets at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Norbert Schwontkowski (1949–2013) is considered one of the most important representatives of contemporary figurative painting and a master of painterly compression. Often kept in dark, earthy tones, his pictures convey a feeling of melancholy seriousness, which can nevertheless take the form of a bitterly humorous motif. His poetic visual themes play with the surreal, the unconscious and the hint of stories that he never consistently tells to the end. On the occasion of the artist's 70th birthday, the exhibition shows around 70 paintings from the late 1980s to 2012 as well as 35 sketchbooks. It is the most comprehensive museum presentation of the Bremen painter's work to date.

The day trip is accompanied by the curator of the MMK Klaus Görner.

Costs: € 125 including train journey, guided tours, art history accompaniment and lunch (excluding drinks), registration and the detailed program at +49 69 174 296 or


Upon presentation of your membership card, you will be given a discount on the following publications and editions in the MMK bookshop.

Edition Tobias Zielony "Manitoba Ave", 2011
C-print, 50 x 35.5 cm, numbered and signed, edition: 25 + AP
800 € (regular 1,000 €)

Catalogue "Fiona Tan: Geography of Time"
20 € (regular 24.80 €)

Catalogue "Sturtevant: Drawing Double Reversal"
25 € (regular 29 €)

Artist’s book "Dayanita Singh: Museum of Chance"
40 € (regular 48 €)

Catalogue "Subodh Gupta: Everything is Inside"
39 € (regular 48 €)

Catalogue "Hélio Oiticica: The Great Labyrinth"
29.80 € (regular 39.80 €)

Catalogue "Carsten Nicolai: unidisplay"
20 € (regular 25 €)

Catalogue "Andrea Büttner"
25 € (regular 29.80 €)

Edition Andrea Büttner "Santa Maria in Trastevere", 2010/2013
Screen print, 49.4 x 35.4 cm
360 € (regular 450 €)