The Groninger Museum is an art museum in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. The museum exhibits modern and contemporary art of local, national, and international artists. The museum was first opened in 1874.
The primary exhibition to see at the Groninger Museum is ‘David Bowie is’ open till 10.04.2016. Besides the Museum currently hosts 4 interesting exhibitions:
Joris Laabman: Furniture generated by Smart Algorithms: Furniture generated by smart algorithms, a living lampshade made of genetically modified cells that contain the bioluminescent genes of fireflies, the first open-source 3D printable chair in the world, a robot arm that welds a metal bench in mid-air and a table assembled from 1,2 million voxels. Laarman is one of the most prominent designers today. With engineers, programmers and craftsmen, he conducts cutting-edge experiments that combine art, science and technology, using manufacturing processes that are often as innovative as the end results.
Fragile Goods – A tribute to Minke A. de Visser: This exhibition is an homage to Minke A. de Visser (1898 – 1966), previous ceramics curator of the Groninger Museum. She laid the foundations for this important sub collection by gaining donations and by purchasing objects.
Collection of the Groninger Museum: The Groninger Museum presents highlights from its own collection. All the museum curators have collaborated on this exceptional project. For instance, there is a treasure chamber that features the large collection of Groningen silver and an exhibition room displaying masterpieces.
Anno Smith: Numerous public buildings in the city of Groningen are beautifully decorated with remarkably colored ceramic façade elements. Many people are familiar with these pieces of art, yet seldom with the name of their creator: Anno Smith. Through his work has started to attract more attention in recent years, it is also threatened. This stems from the fact that residential and other post-war reconstruction buildings are nowadays often subject to resignation or even demolition. Luckily it is increasingly providing possible to save Anno Smith’s ceramic art when it is discovered on such buildings and – whenever the circumstances allow it – indeed relocate it.
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