New Exhibition at Haus der Seidenkultur

The recording of the vernissage can be seen here on our YouTube channel.

“Schillernde Perlen am seidenen Faden” (Iridescent Beads on a Silk Thread) is the title of the new exhibition at Haus der Seidenkultur. On show is beadwork done by Margarete Schumacher (1916-2018), who was artistically creative throughout her whole life without ever having received any relevant training.

As an autodidact she developed beadwork to a special art. Without any patterns or preparatory drawings the artist used thousands of extremely small glass beads pictorially in her work and created abstract atmospheric moments in her colour and light nuances.

The vernissage of the exhibition prepared by curator Dr. Ulrike Denter will be broadcast live in the internet next Sunday, 8th May from 11.00 hours. Present too will be Professor Annette Pöllman who also made a name for herself as a Bauhaus artist.

The reason given by art historian Dr. Rita Mielke for the lack of literature about the art of beadwork is that the history of beads was of immense importance for centuries but in recent times it has become more a niche subject which is remote from the mainstream. In the meantime Mielke herself ranks as one of the few experts who have dedicated themselves to this textile art history. Her fascinating insight will be included in the live broadcast in the form of an interview.

Despite having many appointments on Mothering Sunday, the mayor of Krefeld Frank Meyer will participate via video link to make a short welcoming speech to the guests and those who have prepared the exhibition.

The music accompanying the vernissage will be provided by the guitarist Christian Winter, instructor at the Neuss School of Music. The exhibition will run until 11th December 2022 in the museum in Luisenstrasse 15 and can be visited during the opening hours from Wednesday to Friday from 15.00 to 18.00 hours and on Sundays from 13.00 to 17.00 hours. Guided tours can be booked at any time under telephone 02151-9345355 or per Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The “entrance ticket” to enjoy the exhibition opening live can be found in the internet under the following address: