PEMA shareholder Dr. Laura Krainz-Leupoldt comes from a family in which art and culture play an important role. She acquired the old post office in Weissenstadt, which PEMA used as a sales point for many years, and subsequently commissioned the Italian architect and designer Prof. Marcello Morandini to completely redesign the building and create a stunning new façade.
Since it’s inauguration in 2007, ‘The Little Museum: Culture in the Meadow’ has become a centre for culture and communication.
Works that otherwise would only be displayed in some of the world’s most important museums are presented in varying temporary and permanent exhibitions.
The Little museum’s relationship to the surrounding area is reflected in its name “Kultur auf der Peunt”, literally meaning Culture in the meadow. Peunt is an expression for meadow. Cows particularly enjoy the taste of finest meadow grass: taste and enjoyment are recurrent themes inextricably linked to our company.
The Little Museum is an impressively striking building in Weissenstadt. The museum is concerned with five different branches of modern art: Concrete Art, Op-Art, Kinetic Art, Light Art and Interactive Art.
“In our firm we bake naturally pure wholegrain rye bread. PEMA highlights our family history, a history depicting our passion for doing things well and where simplicity is of the utmost importance. Our bread has the simplest list of ingredients: rye, water, a little salt and nothing else. Our preference for simplicity is the link between the company and the museum. Everything has its roots in the principle of simplicity.”
Laura and Franz Leupoldt
The Little Museum focuses on the essential, the correlation between chaos and order and our steady journey of self-discovery and further development. From its inception The Little Museum project has focused on simplicity and the ideal of ‘Living in Harmony’. Visitors are led to seek and discover through dialogue and comparisons. The Art works don’t necessarily have to be understood, they should rather be perceived. They simultaneously are a catalyst for personal contemplation whilst reflecting elements of our daily lives.
Thursday to Saturday
13:30 – 17 Uhr
The museum is closed on public holidays.
For group visits outside the normal opening hours and for groups of more than eight, we kindly request pre-registration by telephone.
Tel.: +49 (0) 9253 954672