Museums and galleries in Groningen
Step into the entirely different world of De Buitenplaats Museum in Eelde, housed in a complex that is a high-profile example of organic architecture. Brick walls and overgrown piled stones alternate, flowery garden roofs and multicoloured borders run over into ‘green outdoor rooms’ of trimmed box trees and yew trees. Together they frame contemporary figurative art exhibitions with work from any style, country and time. Amidst all this are the stage events from chamber music to singer-songwriters and from poetry to salsa. The adjacent Nijsinghhuis also opens its doors on a regular basis. A listed building from 1654, in recent decades it has been decorated with interior paintings by Matthijs Röling, Wout Muller, Olga Wiese, Clary Mastenbroek and Pieter Pander.
The Mohlmann Museum is established in the historic Muzeheerd and surrounded by a heavenly garden. This private museum has become a popular venue for those who like contemporary realistic and figurative art. It won the Golden Museumkwartier Award in 2017 and 2018, a price by the public fot a very special museum.The museum was set up from this passion and originated through the very realistic paintings by Rob Mohlman. The museum displays work by him, in addition to a large collection of works by other renowned artists. But there are also collections with works from the Middle Ages, The Golden Age and there is a special Cabinet for the youg died Jan Mankes (1889-1920). Three exhibitions per year are held, including, since 1998, the annual Independent Realist exhibition, when about 100 well-known artists show what they are doing, because people simply never get bored with reality... Closed from 23 December until the last Sunday in March.