Opening 'Once Upon a Time.... The Collection Now'

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Opening 'Once Upon a Time.... The Collection Now'

14:00 - 19:00

We cordially invite you to the opening of the collection presentation 'Once Upon a Time… - The Collection Now' on Saturday 2 November from 14.00 until 19.00 (free entrance). The entire New Building of the museum will be dedicated to the presentation of its collections. A chronological journey, staged over five floors, trawls the history of art and its relation to society in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The programme

opening speeches by Charles Esche, director Van Abbemuseum and Mary-Ann Schreurs, alderman Innovation, Design, Culture and Public Space, Eindhoven municipality

From 15.00 until 19.00 we have a varied programme with musical, theatrical and artistic pop-up activities and free guided tours.

15.00 -18.00
Surviving Suicide Delirium
Het Zuidelijk Toneel has donated a text by playwright Paul Pourveur to the Van Abbemuseum. On the occasion of the opening, the piece, based on four works from the museum’s collection, will be staged in a continuous performance.
Location: leszaal (education room).

15.00 - 18.00
‘The museum choir’
Volunteers of the Van Abbemuseum have composed a special repertoire of songs, singing music from the artworks in the museum. Throughout the afternoon, they will sing in different locations in the New Building.
Location: New Building.

15.00 - 18.00
Free guided tours through the exhibition Once upon a time… Register at the information desk in the entrance hall of the Old Building.

15.30 and 17.00
Explanation self-guided tour Punt.Point
Artist and choreographer Sara Wookey and architect Rennie Tang have developed the self-guided tour Punt.Point as a unique way to experience the exhibition Once upon a time… This tour includes a wearable tool-kit that invites the participant to explore different ways of inhabiting the architecture of a museum and permits new modes of behavior in an otherwise restricted environment. Participants emerge from this tour with a contribution to an accumulating collection of re-positionings. During the opening afternoon the designers will explain the tour.
Location: DIY archive, 1st floor of the New Building.

17.30 – 19.00 
Bites and drinks in museum café Karel 1.