OpenWednesday → Sunday 12:00h → 17:00h
EntreeAdults → € 5,-
Students → € 3,-
Groups (min. 12 persons) → € 3,-
-12 years, Dutch Museumcard → free admission
As a presentation and network organization, BUREAU EUROPA, platform for architecture & design presenting exhibitions and other activities on the culture of the designed environment. Bureau Europa’s focus is mainly on Europe and the Euregion from a social perspective and contemporary topics relevant to society at large.
The exhibition shows the remarkable art of decorative stucco in the domain of Very Contemporary and the inspiring diaspora of master stuccatori, born and raised at Lake Lugano in the 18th century, creating typical, hybrid styles seen nowhere else. Though mostly practical, for its many useful qualities, the migrants raised stucco to art: the interiors of buildings were not only plastered but also exuberantly decorated with illusional sculptures protruding from the surface. The ornamental styles thus dictated a room’s function and how its occupants behaved. Stucco Storico shows a selection of interiors and studies how they were created. What place did stucco occupy in the 18th century? What techniques and tools were used? What’s the long history of stucco? How does our decor influence our demeanour? Curator: Remco Beckers