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Groninger Museum extends Mondo Mendini exhibition

Thursday 14 May 2020
Mondo Mendini
Mondo Mendini © Photo: Heinz Aebi, Groninger Museum

The Groninger Museum is extending its exhibitions, including the latest one, curated by the architect Alessandro Mendini. After the museum reopens on 1 June, visitors will get a second chance to see the shows that were on view in March. Tickets will be available online only, at, from 25 May.

Mondo Mendini - The World of Alessandro Mendini, which had been set to close on 5 May, will remain open until 30 August 2020. Shortly before his death in 2019, Mendini, the head architect of the Groninger Museum building, selected dozens of his own revolutionary designs as well as work by numerous other artists and designers to appear in the show. Mondo Mendini is a colourful, visually overwhelming mix of art, design and architecture, with work by well-known figures such as Paul Signac, Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky.

En tóch staat de Martini - 75 Years of Liberation in Groningen will run until 27 September 2020. The exhibition looks back at the Second World War, and especially its end. Objects ranging from historical army vehicles to souvenirs saved down the decades by Groningers evoke a momentous period. Authentic film footage and eyewitness reports conjure the atmosphere of the war years and liberation.

Photography lovers can look forward to What Will the Neighbours Say? - photography from the Collection, which addresses themes of diversity, artifice and identity. It features a wide selection of work by leading photographers like Erwin Olaf, Catherine Opie, Inez van Lamsweerde and David LaChapelle. This show has been extended until 4 October 2020.

Printer in Times of War - H.N. Werkman and de Blauwe Schuit will also remain on view through 4 October 2020. Patriotism, perseverance and hope for a better future are common themes in H.N. Werkman’s prints for de Blauwe Schuit. Founded in late 1940, the company published prayers, psalms, writings from Jewish and Yiddish culture, and modern poetry in response to the German occupation.

The Groningen artist Willem Kolvoort’s screen prints can be enjoyed through 20 September 2020. The renowned poster maker’s designs for the Groningen live music venue Vera are playful, imaginative and humorous. His idiosyncratic posters are often cheeky, but also endearing thanks to his use of animal figures.

Wall House #2, which hosts exhibitions programmed by the Groninger Museum, will also reopen on 1 June. More information will follow at

Stranger Things - Fashion and Design, an exhibition originally planned for this summer, has been postponed until 2021. Dates will be announced at a later time.

Tickets available online only for visits from 1 June
The Groninger Museum reopens to visitors on 1 June 2020. Dates and opening hours are subject to change depending on developments around Covid-19. The museum will continue to follow national guidelines issued by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Museums Association. Our priority is to receive visitors in a safe and welcoming manner. Tickets are available online only and will apply to specific time slots. Visitors will be required to follow fixed routes through the museum. More information and tickets will be available on the Groninger Museum website from 25 May.

Note to the editor

For more information and images please contact the museum’s Communication, PR and Marketing department:

Karina Smrkovsky
+31 (0)50 3666 512