Opulent floral still lifes meet exquisite drinking and ceremonial glasses. Franz Hals ́ Laughing Boy toasts Jan Steen's lovesick woman and next to Fabritius' gate guard the goddess of fortune Fortuna braces herself against the storms of life.  – Experience an exclusive selection of 70 outstanding works from the renowned Schwerin collection.

During the construction-related closure period, the State Museum presents itself with the exhibition Highlights in Dialogue at Schwerin Castle. Well-known paintings from the world-renowned collection of Dutch and Flemish painting from the 16th to the 18th centuries enter into a dialogue with exquisite objects from the rich treasures of the arts and crafts and the coin cabinet.

Schwerin Castle, exhibition "Highlights in Dialogue" © Photo: Oliver Borchert, SSGK M-V, Marschalek

Schwerin Castle, exhibition "Highlights in Dialogue" © Photo: Oliver Borchert, SSGK M-V, Marschalek

The exclusive presentation extends over the former children's rooms in Schwerin Castle, which convey an intimate atmosphere, enable an intensive examination of the often small-format works and versatile discoveries. The thematically arranged rooms on facets of human life such as happiness, religiosity, everyday life, global trade or nature open up the diversity of the works as well as their different layers of meaning and contexts to the visitors. A media installation by Hamburg-based projection artist Katrin Bethge connects the works on display with today's artistic creation.

The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful works in the state capital even during the closure of the State Museum due to renovation. At the same time, it provides a curious outlook on the reopening of the museum.
8 July 2022 to 30 June 2025