Gemeentemuseum den Haag : Michelin's recommendations
The municipal museum was built in 1935 by Berlage, to house the city's collections, and is a classic of 20th Century museum architecture, its reinforced concrete structure clad with yellow bricks. A gallery leads to the museum rooms, where the displays and natural lighting complement each other perfectly. The wing devoted to the decorative arts dates from 1962, and the fashion gallery from 1998. In the same year a full-scale restoration returned the museum to its former glory. In the decorative arts section there are displays of ceramics, glassware, silver and porcelain, as well as examples of contemporary design. In the modern art section the French school is particularly well represented (Courbet, Sisley, Monet), and there are also canvases by Van Gogh, Picasso, Braque, Léger, and especially Jongkind, the precursor of French Impressionism. The collection of German Expressionist paintings is remarkable and Dutch art also takes pride of place (the Romantics, the Schools of the Hague and Amsterdam, the Moderns). But the museum is best known for its exceptional collection of works by Piet Mondrian. Abstract art, in particular the De Stijl movement, is also well represented. In the music section there are instruments from all over the world, the oldest of them dating from the 16th Century. Frequent exhibitions are organised in the muziekprentenkabinet, as well as in the fashion gallery.
- Address : Stadhouderslaan 41 NL - 2517 HV Den Haag2517 HVDen Haag
- Phone : 070 338 1111
- E-mail : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.gemeentemuseum.nl
- Prices : 13.50 €