80 years Van Abbe - open for 80 hours - Programme Friday 15 April

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19.00 – 9.00 uur: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM #2: FOR KIDS. Met oa een nachtelijke rondleiding door het museum. Foto Niek Tijsse Klasen
verschillende tijdstippen / different times: Griet Menschaert - ART IS REAL! IS ART REAL?
19.00 – 9.00 uur: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM #2: FOR KIDS. Met oa Mees & Kyara, 9 jaar, wereldkampioenen streetdance

80 years Van Abbe - open for 80 hours Programme Friday 15 April


Celebrate this anniversary with us!

The Van Abbemuseum celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2016. The museum will be open for 80 hours from Thursday 14 until Sunday 17 April. Join us, night and day, for a long weekend filled with activities.

The programme of Friday 15 April:

For programme items with a * you need to reserve online.

9.00 – 10.00 and 10.00 – 11.00: YOGA AND HEALTHY BREAKFAST*
9.00 – 11.00: BREAKFAST
9.00 – 23.00: CREATE A FLAG
19.00 – 9.00: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM #2: FOR KIDS
20.30 - 23.00: EXPAT MEET & GREET
At different times: GRIET MENSCHAERT - ART IS REAL! IS ART REAL? (13.00 and 19.00 in the city, 14.00 and 18.00 at the museum).

PAY ATTENTION: Friday before 8.00 the museum is only open for guests of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM #1, and between Friday 23.00 and Saturday 8.00 only for guests of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM #2. It is then closed for regular visitors.

Programme details:

9.00 – 10.00 and 10.00 – 11.00: YOGA AND HEALTHY BREAKFAST*

Start your day in a good way with a yoga lesson in the museum! Afterwards a delicious healthy breakfast will be served in Karel 1 museum café; low-fat yoghurt with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds and berries. Costs for a yoga lession and breakfast are €8.
We organise yoga lessons at 9 and 10 am, each hour with a choice between 3 diferent forms:

1. Vinyasa (in the education room)
A dynamic lesson in which Marijke Peters bings you in a moving flow. To the rythm of a deap breath, you will be guided from one pose to the other, in a logical sequence. Max. 14 participants.
Register for Vinyasa: 9.00 - 10.00 or 10.00 - 11.00.

2. Hatha Yin (in the gallery, between artworks)
Yin Yoga provides the tools to reach into the deepest layers of our body, working the bones and the deep tissues holding the skeleton and other structures together. Long holds of the posture (about 5 minutes) allow you to feel an intense stretch. Teacher is Hilde van der Heijden. Max. 7 participants.
Register for Hatha Yin: 9.00 - 10.00 or 10.00 - 11.00.

3. Meditation / singing bowls (in the gallery, between artworks)
Meditation with singing bowls AND Chagall and Kandinsky! Teacher Aukje van Gijsel brings you to maximum relaxation. Max. 7 participants.
Register for Meditation / singing bowls:  9.00 - 10.00 or 10.00 - 11.00.

Read more about the content, teachers and practical details of the different yoga lessons.

9.00 – 11.00: BREAKFAST

Start your day with a healthy breakfast for a fair price at Karel 1 Museum Café! The breakfast includes: a glass of fresh orange juice, coffee or tea, a croissant, toasted bread (white or brown), a slice of ham, cheese or chicken, a boiled or fried free-range egg, a tub of butter and a tub strawberry jam. And all this for just € 2.50.

9.00 – 23.00: CREATE A FLAG

Flags are the perfect decoration if you want to celebrate something. And we would like to have our front garden filled with flags made by visitors. With a piece of cloth and fabric markers you are invited to create your own flag with a striking text or beautiful drawing. The theme is: your image of the future / world. You can hang your flag in the front garden. 


Since the museum is celebrating its birthday, artist collective Connecting is handing out gifts! But… before you accept your gift, we would love to hear your memories of the museum.


IN DUTCH! In this debate, we take a critical look at the role of the museum in our society in the past, present and future and see what challenges we face in the coming years. With several museum directors: Ann Demeester (Frans Hals Museum|De Hallen Haarlem), Stijn Huijts (Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht), Ralph Keuning (Museum De Fundatie Zwolle), Diana Wind (former director of Stedelijk Museum Schiedam) and Charles Esche (Van Abbemuseum). Moderator: Riemer Knoop (owner Gordion Cultural Consulting, Professor Cultural Heritage at the Reinwardt Academy).
Followed by drinks in the Karel 1 museum café. From 17:30 to 18:30 you join a buffet (€ 18).
Entrance to the debate is free, but the number of seats is limited, so register in time. You can also reserve for the debate including the buffet, costs € 18.
Register for the debate or debate + buffet.


The opening of the exhibition  with works by students of five schools participate: the Montessori College, Augustinianum and Lorentz Casimir Lyceum in Eindhoven, Strabrecht College in Geldrop and the Bernrode Gymnasium in Heeswijk-Dinther. 209 students chose three artworks from the collection of the Van Abbemuseum. Inspired by these, they created works of their own. From Friday 15 April until  Monday 16 May, a selection of the works will be exhibited at the museum.

19.00 – 9.00: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM #2: FOR KIDS

Exclusively for kids of the primary schools De Driestam and De Trinoom in Eindhoven and De Klimboom in Best. Including a sleep-over... 

20.30 - 23.00: EXPAT MEET & GREET

Meet & greet in museum and museum café especially for expats. You'll get to join in on the festivities celebrating the museum's 80th anniversary. Plus, you'll have a chance to meet other newly arrived expats living in the Eindhoven area! At 21.00 you can 'Find out 80 Facts About the Van Abbemuseum that Would Never Dare to Ask!'. There's no charge to attend, but registration via Holland Expat Center South is required.

At different times: Griet Menschaert - ART IS REAL! IS ART REAL?

13.00 and 19.00 in the city, 14.00 and 18.00 at the museum.
A performance in the city of Eindhoven and in the museum with four colourful banner with texts at both sides that seem to be in contraction with each other. For example 'Follow the Free Guide' versus 'Be The Free Guide'.
The banners are made at Grafisch Atelier Daglicht in Eindhoven.


During the anniversary weekend you can of course visit all our exhibitions! These are:  
- The Collection Now (location: new building) - with more than 600 works from the Van Abbe collection;
- The 1980s. Today's Beginnings? (location: old building);
- Who Owns The Street? (location: tower in the new building);
- (location:Het Oog / The Eye);
- (location: library). 

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