Opulent floral still lifes meet exquisite drinking and ceremonial glasses. Franz Hals’ Laughing Boy toasts Jan Steen’s Lovesick and next to Fabritius’ Gate Guard the goddess of fortune Fortuna braces herself against the storms of life. – Experience an exclusive selection of 70 outstanding works from the renowned Schwerin collection.
Image above: Courtesy of Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Photos: Oliver Borchert; SSGK M-V, Marschalek
During the closure period due to construction work, the State Museum presents the exhibition Highlights in Dialogue at Schwerin Palace. Well-known paintings from the world-renowned collection of Dutch and Flemish painting from the 16th to 18th centuries enter into a dialogue with exquisite objects from the rich treasures of the arts and crafts and the coin cabinet.
The exclusive presentation extends across the former children’s rooms in Schwerin Palace, which convey an intimate atmosphere, allow intensive contemplation of the often small-format works and versatile discoveries. The thematically arranged rooms on facets of human life such as happiness, religiosity, everyday life, global trade or nature open up to visitors the diversity of the works as well as their different layers of meaning and contexts. A media installation by the Hamburg projection artist Katrin Bethge connects the works on display with contemporary artistic creation.
The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful works in the state capital even during the renovation-related closure of the State Museum. At the same time, it provides a curiosity-raising preview of the museum’s reopening.
Staatliches Museum Schwerin
Alter Garten 3
Friday, 08 July 2022 to Saturday, 07 January 2023