The museum owns an outstanding collection of 18th and 19th century porcelain from the Baroque, Rococo and Classicist periods. We presented tableware as well as figures crafted by some of the most prominent porcelain makers.
Lotte Reimers is one of the most important German modernist ceramic artists and, since 1998, one of the most important patrons of the GRASSI Museum for Applied Arts. On the occasion of her 90th birthday, the foyer exhibition showed 19 vessels that have passed into the museum's holdings through donations from the artist or from collectors.
The excitement for analog photography is currently experiencing a comeback. While digital photography has almost completely taken over the field of everyday life, analog photography – e.g. photograms or cyanotypes – is increasingly used as a medium for the artistic and experimental.
The museum presented an installation of glass sculptures by Kai Schiemenz (*1966) in its scenic, light-flooded Orangerie. The works of the Berlin-based artist are reminiscent of stones or crystals and thus of the origin of the material glass.