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The Rolling Stones at the Groninger Museum from 30 June 2023

Tuesday 13 December 2022
3 Rolling Stones Claude Gassian
3 Rolling Stones Claude Gassian

The Rolling Stones at the Groninger Museum from 30 June 2023

2023 is shaping up to be a musical year at the Groninger Museum, with The Rolling Stones – Unzipped, following The Art of Hipgnosis: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel & 10cc. The Rolling Stones – Unzipped stayed open for just four weeks in 2020 before being shuttered due to the Covid pandemic. Its return to the museum will come as welcome news for those who missed it first time round. The Groninger Museum hosts The Art of Hipgnosis, an exhibition spotlighting iconic album covers designed by London’s Hipgnosis studio, from 19 January.

New in 2023

The Art of Hipgnosis: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel & 10cc
19-1 to 14-5-2023
The Art of Hipgnosis is the first major exhibition devoted to the London design studio Hipgnosis. Since the 1970s, their legendary album covers for some of the world’s biggest rock acts have decorated the walls of millions of teenage bedrooms. But though images like the rainbow prism from Pink Floyd’s LP The Dark Side of the Moon are world-famous, their creators are less well known. Come to the Groninger Museum and discover how Hipgnosis created their iconic designs. The exhibition will be a colourful nostalgia trip, especially for music fans.

The Standard Bearer On Tour
4-4 to 7-5-2023
Admire Rembrandt van Rijn’s famous painting The Standard Bearer at the Groninger Museum. This is the last chance to see the work before it returns to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

The Rolling Stones – Unzipped
30-6-2023 to January 2024
The Rolling Stones – Unzipped is coming to the Groninger Museum. This international exhibition takes visitors behind the scenes of the iconic rock band’s career. It features original items from the Stones’ private archive, including instruments, stage designs and album covers plus iconic costumes, personal diaries, rare audio fragments and video footage. Tickets go on sale in March 2023.

Joram Krol
7-10-2023 to 3-3-2024
Joram Krol is renowned for his penetrating portrait photography. For this exhibition, in partnership with the Groninger Museum, he has photographed a diverse range of Groningers from all walks of life to convey his view of the city.

Now on display

Gianni Versace Retrospective
Until 7-5-2023
This colourful, daring exhibition takes visitors inside the world of Gianni Versace, one of the most influential couturiers in history. See the extravagant garments and revisit the lavish catwalk shows that brought fashion, pop music and design together in spectacular style. Gianni Versace was murdered 25 years ago, but his revolutionary spirit lives on in the fashion of today.
The exhibition is not official nor authorised or linked to Gianni Versace S.r.l. and/or to the Versace family.

Bernadet ten Hove
Until 5-3-2023
In a world where everything just keeps getting faster and more efficient, the Groningen artist Bernadet ten Hove shows us the beauty of a careful, thorough working process. Each work invites viewers to step closer and examine the minute details, then stand back again to view the piece as a whole and ask: “What exactly am I looking at?”

Nymphenburg x Groninger Museum – Porcelain. Art. Design.
Until 15-10-2023
Marrying art, design and craft, Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg of Munich has been producing the finest porcelain, pure of form and entirely handmade, since the mid-18th century. Nymphenburg continues to seek out interesting collaborations with today’s artists for the purpose of creating contemporary porcelain. It has partnered with the likes of fashion designer Christian Lacroix, photographer Nick Knight, and the prominent Dutch designers Hella Jongerius and Viktor & Rolf. The Groninger Museum showcases the house’s magnificent creations in dialogue with pieces from the museum’s collection.

Until 8-1-2023
How does colour affect us? How do we use it? Colours carry meaning; they evoke emotion and carry symbolic weight. Red stands for desire and passion in Cornelie Tollens’ challenging photo series, but also for an oppressive political regime in the work of the Chinese artist Chi Peng. Colour! brings together a playful selection of highlights from the collection by artists including Inez van Lamsweerde, Jeff Koons, and the De Ploeg painters.

Along with these exhibitions, items from the permanent collection, including work by members of the De Ploeg artists' collective and Dale Chihuly’s Grand Stairwell Installation, are currently on view in the museum.

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