Category Archives: Folk Art

Truhe – Tipi – Tamburin. Family Sunday in the Three Grassi Leipzig Museums.

With winter finally showing itself the three Grassi Leipzig Museums will be presenting their annual Winter Family Sunday on February 9th. Under the title “Truhe – Tipi – Tamburin” the Grassi Leipzig Museum for Applied Arts, Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Kokdu – Companions of the Soul.

On Thursday September 26th the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum open their major autumn exhibition Kokdu – Companions of the Soul. In Korean folklore Kokdu are other-wordly beings who assist the dead as they pass from the physical to the spiritual … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Von Leipzig in die Welt

Those of us who’ve been away this summer have no doubt brought one or the other reminder of our travels back with us. Museum collections are largely built on a similar principle. If on a slightly different scale. The Grassi … Continue reading

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GRASSI-Fest 2013

Much like the famous spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down, so to does the annual Grassi Museums GRASSI-Fest help smooth the transition from summer to autumn. The GRASSI-Fest 2013 will be staged on Sunday September 8th and … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Vogelspuren – From Albatros to Zeisig.

Until August 25th 2013 the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum is presenting a special exhibition devoted to the avian world, and for all the cultural and ethnological importance of birds. Organised on cooperation with Leipzig Natural History Museum Vogelspuren – From … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: Atelier Natur – Art from Earth and Plant Colours

As anyone who has ever wondered at the works of Aboriginal, Native American Indian and similar arts in the Grassi Museum’s exhibitions can testify – nature gives us the most intense, warming and challenging colours. But it needn’t only be … Continue reading

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Jagdfieber. Museums Night 2013 in Leipzig and Halle

On Saturday May 4th, 76 museums in Leipzig and Halle celebrate the 5th joint museums night. And naturally the three Grassi museums are also involved with programmes of guided tours and talks for the young and not so. In the … Continue reading

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Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum: BASAR im GRASSI

From September 7th until September 9th the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum will be staging the 7th annual BASAR im GRASSI. The 2012 BASAR im GRASSI presents 19 traders representing a broad range of handicraft and art traditions including silver jewellery … Continue reading

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Easter in Jägerhof 2012

As tradition dictates the Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst in Dresden welcomes in the spring with three weeks of events, concerts, readings – and of course brightly decorated Easter eggs. In addition this year the Museum is presenting a special exhibition … Continue reading

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Ethnological Museum Berlin: Native American Modernism. Art from North America

With obvious parallels to the Grassi Leipzig Ethnography Museum’s exhibition “The divine colours of Hell. New painting from Haiti – Préféte Duffaut & Frantz Zéphirin” the Ethnological Museum Berlin is currently showing an exhibition of contemporary Native North American Indian … Continue reading

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