Opening Van Abbe and De Stijl - incl. lecture '100 years of De Stijl'

Theo van Doesburg. Foto Werner Gräff
Familiekunstclub. Foto Marcel de Buck
Van Abbemuseumkoor. Foto Marcel de Buck
Erna Charbon
Theo van Doesburg, Ontwerp kleurbeeld van een bloemkamer. Collectie Van Abbemuseum, foto Peter Cox

Opening Van Abbe and De Stijl incl. lecture '100 years of De Stijl'

14:00 - 17:00

On Saturday 17 June the exhibition Van Abbe and De Stijl, part of the theme year Mondrian to Dutch Design, will be opened. From 14:00 till 17:00 we organises a variety of activities in the museum. 

14.00 - 16.00: Family Art Club with De Stijl theme

From 14:00 till 16:00 you can join a Family Art Club with De Stijl theme. After you’ve visited the museum you will be making your own artwork together. Let your imagination run free and discover the true artists within yourselves! Afterwards you can take your artwork home with you. Admittance is € 6,- per child at the museum counter. With every child, one parent is admitted for free. Register online for the Family Art Club with De Stijl theme.
Location: education room

15.00 - 16.00 Word of welcome and lecture

Word of welcome by Diana Franssen, curator Van Abbe and De Stijl, and the lecture 100 years of De Stijl (in Dutch), which allows you to discover how world famous artists like Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg expressed their controversial ideas about art and society at the beginning of the 20th century. Immerse yourself in the works of Mondrian, Rietveld and Van der Leck and take a look at the reconstruction of Van Doesburg’s Ciné-dancing L’Aubette in Strasbourg, a seamless fusion of painting and architecture and one sof De Stijl’s top works. This lecture is given by Erna Charbon, art historian/ lecturer in art history, who works for the Van Abbemuseum as a tour guide.

Entrance to the lecture 100 years of De Stijl is free, please do register online to make sure you have a place.
Location: auditorium

16.00 - 16.15: Performance Van Abbemuseum Choir.

The Van Abbemuseum Choir will perform musical pieces from the De Stijl-period.
Location: stairs between the Old and New building.

16.00 - 17.00: Explanation of the exhibition Van Abbe and De Stijl 

By curator Diana Franssen and students of Design Academy Eindhoven. Van Abbe and De Stijl starts with a major work of De Stijl, looking back at an important moment in its history, and finishes with contemporary design objects, which were selected by students from the Master Design Curating & Writing at the Design Academy Eindhoven (Yasmin Tri Aryani, Delany Boutkan, Max Calabria, Kirsten Geekie, Josh Plough). 
Location: corridor between the auditorium and the museum.



In 2017, it will be the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Dutch artistic movement called ‘De Stijl’ (The Style). Established in 1917 in the Netherlands with founding members Piet Mondrian (born Mondriaan) and Theo van Doesburg, it was originally a magazine, which published Mondrian’s theories on art but it grew into a wider art movement that widely influenced modern architecture, design and fashion. Over the past 25 years, the desire to modernise design and art that characterised De Stijl has been carried forward under the banner of Dutch Design.  To celebrate the anniversary, NBTC Holland Marketing, together with its partners, has declared 2017 as the Mondriaan to Dutch Design theme year. Van Abbe and De Stijl is part of the programme in Brabant.   

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