From 16 until 19 July 2019 the city and surrounding area of Nijmegen is host to the 4-Day Marches in which 47.000 people participate. In the city itself there are numerous festivities that attract more than a million visitors. During this week the city-centre of Nijmegen is difficult to reach due to roadblocks and diversions. Especially on Friday the 19th when the 4-Day Marches finish in the heart of the centre of the city, the gallery will be virtually impossible to reach even by public transport. For this reason the gallery is closed on Friday 19 July 2019.
PRESENT – 40 Years of Galerie Marzee
To mark 40 years of Galerie Marzee we are showing three exciting new exhibitions over the summer, together entitled Present.
For the first exhibition we invited each of our artists to make a new piece to be shown in the gallery during the anniversary events. This diverse collection of jewellery and objects will represent an insightful snapshot of the many faces of contemporary jewellery and metalwork in 2019. Alongside this we will also have an exhibition of small wooden boxes in which the artists and friends of the gallery will present a personal gift for Marie-José – a piece of jewellery, an object, image, letter… intimate memories and treasures that will eventually enter the Marzee Collection. The third exhibition will show, for the first time, the jewellery collection of Jur and Thea van Lee-Ellis which they gifted to the Marzee Collection Foundation. This year would have marked Jur van Lee’s 100th birthday and this exhibition, which shows the entire collection comprising nearly 400 pieces including work by Onno Boekhoudt, Warwick Freeman, Marion Herbst, Otto Künzli, Emmy van Leersum, Annelies Planteijdt, Lucy Sarneel and many others, is held in his honour.
The anniversary shows run from 9 June to 10 August 2019.