In the spring of 2006, the Ernsting family opened the glass depot in Coesfeld-Lette. Since then, visitors have been able to view the entire glass collection. In the German museum landscape, the glass depot remains exceptional and unique. In the past decades of museum collecting, the stock of glass artworks has grown tremendously. Currently, the […]
The Contemporary Art + Design wing connects three generations of glass architecture that span 60 years. The 10-acre museum campus currently houses a collection of buildings designed by Harrison & Abramovitz (1951), Gunnar Birkerts (1980), Smith-Miller + Hawkinson (2001), Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (2001) and Thomas Phifer and Partners (2015). The 26,000-square-foot contemporary gallery is part […]
Over the past year, too, we have searched high and low in the German and international glass scene for exciting glass art to enrich the Ernsting Foundation's collection. Our trips to exhibitions, fairs, galleries and artists' studios were a great success, as the glass art we found there was bursting with creativity and professionalism. We […]
Solo exhibition Again, after more than fifty years of a brilliant artistic career, Richard Meitner's work once again seems poised to produce new and intriguing take shape. The artist has been working with glass for decades, and from the very beginning, often combined it with other materials in surprising ways. With a impressive career as […]
'Trop Plein/To Much' explores the many facets of the overconsumption society by exploring a number of themes: the relationship with money, which conditions all excesses; food waste, as well as programmed aging, which generates tons of waste each year and endangers the ecological balance of the planet; and finally, the new perceptions and codes of […]
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