On Friday afternoon, the Dutch king will officially open the Groninger Museum’s exhibit featuring works by Groningen-based collective De Ploeg.
The exhibit will open at the museum on Friday following a reception at Der Aa-kerk around 2:15. King Willem-Alexander will appear at the reception, which will also feature performances by soul singer Shirma Rouse, Groningen-based student choir Mira and other local musical acts.
The exhibit, titled “Avant-Garde in Groningen”, will run until 4 November and will display works by the early 20th century art collective. De Ploeg. Pieces by members like Jan Wiegers, Jan Altink and H.N. Werkman will be shown alongside art by Vincent van Gogh and German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.
This is the second of three visits by the king to the region in the first half of 2018. King Willem-Alexander celebrated his birthday in Groningen on King’s Day, and he will be in the province again on 20 June to officially open a new rail connection in Eemshaven.
Source: Groninger Museum