Groninger Museum opens The Collection

March 28, 2014

   From 29 March 2014 onward, the Groninger Museum presents highlights from its own collection. This is an extraordinary project in which all curators and the museum director have collaborated. The exhibition has been designed by Marcel Schmalgemeijer.  

The Collection
The large collection of Groningen silver is displayed in the treasure chamber. There is a room with masterpieces, featuring works from the Golden Age in particular. The last three rooms are devoted to (inter)national modern art: modernism, post-modernism and contemporary art, fashion and design. 

Also on show are a portrait of the doctor and proponent of women’s rights Aletta Jacobs, the Martinitoren (St Martin’s Church tower) as a silver miniature, a painting by Rubens, a hand axe from the Stone Age, and a tea/coffee service by Alessandro Mendini, who designed this museum. The central rooms present a selection of the museum’s collection of paintings, drawings and prints by the Groningen artists’ association De Ploeg. The collection is a reflection of the culture of the people from the city of Groningen and the surrounding Province and their love of collecting. The De Collectie exhibition fulfils a long-desired public aspiration.

Curators
Mariëtta Jansen (De Ploeg and modern painting)
Egge Knol (archaeology, history and old regional (applied) art)Ruud Schenk (modern visual art from the 20th century)
Sue-an van der Zijpp (contemporary art, design and fashion)
Andreas Blühm (General Director)

With thanks to
The exhibition has been made possible by generous support from the Beringer Hazewinkel Foundation.
Subsidizers: Municipality of Groningen, Province of Groningen.
Media partners: Dagblad van het Noorden, Marketing Groningen.
Donor: the BankGiro Lottery.

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