Special exhibitions and events

The permanent exhibitions are accompanied by a versatile programme of special exhibitions. It is dedicated to all areas of designs and ranges from historical topics to current designt to photography and architecture.

The GRASSIMESSE, our trade fair for art an design, represents an annual recurrent highlight. Established as early 1920s, it entered the history of design as one of the first performance show of its kind and as a "meeting point for modern art".

Special exhibitions 2021/22 (PDF)

 

 

05.05.2022–25.09.2022

JEWELLERY & IMAGE

The Grassi Adorns You

On display are pieces of 20th and 21st century jewellery made of rubber, charcoal, natural materials, plastic, textiles, gold and silver, as well as their wearers.

 

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Margit Jäschke, brooch "Herbarexemplar", 2020

05.05.2022–25.09.2022

KAIROS

Margit Jäschke. Jewellery Installation

The artist Margit Jäschke describes herself as a wanderer between the realms of art. This exhibition presents her multifaceted and award-winning oeuvre from the last 30 years.

 

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05.11.2022–08.10.2023

MODERN GOODS

The Collector’s Passion for Design

The museum presents one of the largest private collections of 20th-century design objects, the collection of the married couple Inge and Wilfried Funke. And at the same time, it traces the small picture of a design epoch.

 

 

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28.10.–30.10.2022

GRASSIMESSE

International Trade Fair for Applied Arts and Design

The annual GRASSIMESSE is regarded as a melting pot for creatives, artists, and those interested in design. During the three days of the fair, plenty of inspiration and information about design-trends are on offer, as well as the opportunity to purchase the best design and artful handcrafts.

 

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Polyether Chair, designed by Nanna Ditzel, 1965 Manufacture: Dansk Polyether Industri

24.11.2022–26.03.2023

DEEP-SEATED

The Hidden Art of Upholstery

The exhibiton traces the historical development of upholstery: The spectrum ranges from furniture of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, and Art Nouveau periods to 20th-century modernism and contemporary experiments.

 

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