The Groninger Museum will unveil Romanticism in the North: From Friedrich to Turner, the first international exhibition devoted to northern European Romantic landscape painting, in December 2017. With this major show, the museum continues a successful run of programming focused on 19th-century subjects. Also this year, the museum will host a major design exhibition featuring the work of Maarten Baas and showcase treasures from Groningen’s artistic and historical past.
Romanticism in the North is the first multi-country exhibition devoted to Northern European landscape painting. It will include works from the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia and Britain, by artists ranging from J.M.W. Turner to Caspar David Friedrich. The paintings address subjects as diverse as travel, the power of nature, and spirituality.