In several chapels of the Grote Kerk exhibitions are presented.
There is a permanent exhibition in the chapels of the southern side aisle about the Synod of Dordrecht. During this church meeting (1618-1619) a hundred ministers spoke for six months about the foundations of the Reformed faith. The Synod was organized by Prince Maurice to put an end to religious disputes.
The exhibition was organized by the Dordrecht Museum, in collaboration with, among others, the Association of Vrienden van de Grote Kerk.
In addition, changing exhibitions are organized. Side chapels (the chapels located at the ambulatory) are used for this purpose.
The artists who exhibit here show a clear relationship with religion and with faith in their art.
exhibition Contemporary icons
In the spring of 2018 the visual artist and theologian, Anne-Marie van der Wilt exhibited in the Grote Kerk. Her exhibition is entitled ‘Contemporary icons’. Icons are sometimes called windows on the sky, ladders after eternity. They give a symbolic representation and refer to the primal image behind them. An icon contains a rich treasure of symbolism.
exhibition Great Churches & Organs
In the spring of 2017, an exhibition with 12 watercolours of special organs in special churches was presented. Marco Boer from Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht showed his works under the title ‘Great Churches & Organs’.
exhibition classic icons
Icons, images of biblical figures, made according to the rules of the Eastern Orthodox Church, were on display in the Munterskapel in the spring of 2017.
The icons were created by the Groningen artist Anneke Twigt.
exhibition 150 prints of 150 psalms
In the summer season of 2016, the exhibition ‘150 prints of 150 psalms’ was presented. The Limburg artist Sjef Hutschemakers made a drawing for each psalm.