The Van Abbemuseum

On February 24 we will visit the van Abbemuseum. We’ll have a private guided tour through the museum. The focus of the tour will be the art as well as the architecture of the building.

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. The museum’s collection of around 2700 works of art includes key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling. The museum has an experimental approach towards art’s role in society. Openness, hospitality and knowledge exchange are important to us.

We challenge ourselves and our visitors to think about art and its place in the world, covering a range of subjects, including the role of the collection as a cultural 'memory' and the museum as a public site. International collaboration and exchange have made the Van Abbemuseum a place for creative cross-fertilisation and a source of surprise, inspiration and imagination for its visitors and participants.

The existing building, an architectural monument by the architect A.J. Kropholler (Old Building), was entirely renovated and integrated into the new structure by the architect Abel Cahen (New Building).
The core of the new Van Abbemuseum consists of a 27-metre tall tower with sloping walls. The staircases and a musical lift are also striking features. The seemingly labyrinthine character of the museum interior produces a diversity of contexts for small-scale, intimate displays, for large exhibitions and for monumental installations.

Dinner at the museum

Adjacent to the tour we will have dinner in Karel 1, the restaurant of the museum.