Museum & exhibitions

Exhibitions & Museums: go-to's of april

Past and present

Design on the Vecht

Design on the Vecht

Suzanne Jongmans – Valentino Pink (via Galerie Wilms)

Curator Nicole Uniquole is joining established and budding designers, artists and photographers in a presentation of work inspired by the layered history of the Doornburgh Estate. This former convent was designed by the architect Jan de Jong in the renowned style of the Bossche School, but it actually served as a country seat for wealthy regents. In this exhibition, historical objects are placed in juxtaposition with work by prominent designers, artists and photographers, including Suzanne Jongmans, Lita Cabellut, Jan Taminiau, Esmé Hofman, Winnie Teschmacher, Danielle Kwaaitaal and Bert Kuizenga.

When: from 18 March, Wednesday until Sunday [10:00-17:00]

Where: Buitenplaats Doornburgh, Diependaalsedijk 17, Maarssen

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Different mindset

After growth

Fossil fuels have been the main driving force for progress in the modern era. But they seem to have run out of time. This first Dutch solo exhibition organised by the DISNOVATION.ORG collective suggests an alternative mindset, based on solar energy. The Life Support System installation, for example, consists of a square metre of wheat which was grown in a closed system. Natural elements such as water, light, heat and nutrients were imported, measured, monitored and put on display. It forms a shocking picture of our dependence on the raw materials that we assume to be free and readily available. But even this system has its limits.

When: from 4 March, Wednesday until Sunday [12:00-17:00]

Where: IMPAKT, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht

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Turbulent times

A godless Era?

Welcome to the heady 1960s, one of the most revolutionary and religious periods in Dutch history. At the beginning of the decade, the church still had a huge influence on people’s day-to-day lives. Large families were the norm, mixed marriages were taboo and you got your shopping from a grocer who shared your faith. But cracks started to show. Women took the pill, the gospels were abandoned and homosexuality became an option.

When: until 5 June, Tuesday until Friday [10:00-17:00] + Saturday, Sunday & holidays [11:00-17:00]

Where: Museum Catharijneconvent, Lange Nieuwstraat 38, Utrecht

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Buitenplaats Doornburgh

Doornburgh is a creative place for arts and science. This historical place exists since the 17th century.

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Museum Catharijneconvent

Museum Catharijneconvent shows the history of Christianity in the Netherlands through centuries-old art as well as contemporary art.

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IMPAKT Centre for Mediaculture

IMPAKT presents critical and creative views on contemporary media culture and on innovative audio-visual arts in an interdisciplinary context.

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