Turn your David Bowie is visit into a night out!
On Friday evenings, when the museum is closed for the rest of the crowd, you can visit the exhibition David Bowie is. Listen to David Bowie's music, watch some interesting clips and enjoy a drink while listening to some live performers. There is a limited amount of tickets available for these Friday evenings.
When: December 11 and 18, January 8, 15, 22 and 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, March 4 and 11
Location: Groninger Museum
Sponsored by NNZ.
Bowie Late Nights program
11 December 2015 – Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh
The curators of the exhibition, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, will talk about the making of David Bowie is.
18 December 2015 – Ad Verbrugge
Ad Verbrugge, philosopher, musician and professor of social and cultural philosophy at the VU University Amsterdam, will give a cultural-philosophical dissertation on Bowie as an androgynous phenomenon and the tradition of shifting male-female identities in popular music.
08 January 2016 – Ad Visser
On David Bowie’s birthday, presenter and artist Ad Visser will take the audience on a musical Bowie-adventure.
15 January 2016 – Erwin Olaf
Photographer Erwin Olaf will talk about his admiration for and connection to David Bowie. He took his first David Bowie picture in 1978 at the Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam.
22 January 2016 – Coen van Zwol
A historian and NRC film correspondent, Coen van Zwol will talk about David Bowie the actor and the films in which he appeared.
29 January 2016 – Ellis Faas
The make-up artist Ellis Faas will talk about Bowie as a source of inspiration and about the Pin-Ups record cover. She will also give a demonstration of the expressive power of make-up.
05 February 2016 – Nathalie Wouters
Vogue Fashion features editor Nathalie Wouters will discuss the strength David Bowie as a glossy model and the power that lies behind it. What makes David Bowie a style icon?
12 February 2016 – Herman Pleij
Herman Pleij, professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam, will give a lecture about fan culture and the joys and burdens of heroism.
19 February 2016 – Jeroen Stumpel
Professor in Art History, Jeroen Stumpel, will talk about ‘Pophoes en Symboliek’ (Record Covers and Symbolism), an exhibition held at the Groninger Museum in 1982 that included the record cover of Aladdin Sane. He will take the oppurtinity to discuss the designs of David Bowie’s record covers.
26 February 2016 – Hans Ubbink
Fashion designer, Hans Ubbink, will talk about the ongoing influence that David Bowie has had on him throughout his career.
04 March 2016 – Blush
Theatre group Blush, consisting of five young theatrical performers, presents Bowie, a show they’ve also presented at the Parade in Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague. Key words? Surprising, magical, obstinate and androgynous.
11 March 2016 – Leo Blokhuis
Music expert and correspondent Leo Blokhuis will discuss the significance David Bowie as a musician and his influence on pop culture.