Opening with greeting from Dr. Ralph Elster, Mayor of the City of Cologne.
The artothek celebrates its 50th birthday in 2023. The anniversary year kicks off with the exhibition "Face to Face". Numerous artistic positions on the theme of "Portrait" are on display. Welcoming the public with an alert gaze, they give an idea of the all the relationships that have developed over the fifty years of the art lending service going along with exhibitions.