39 videos

The Gemeentemuseum is a place to win your heart. From staircase to grand café, wherever you go there is something wonderful to discover. The pristine Art Deco building, built in 1935 and designed by top Dutch architect H.P. Berlage, is simply made to surprise and delight the wandering visitor. The galleries flooded with natural light are the perfect place to view top works by iconic 20th-century masters like Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Claude Monet, Constant, Francis Bacon and Louise Bourgeois. Elsewhere in the building there are colourful Sol LeWitt murals and pieces by contemporary artists such as Panamarenko, Marlene Dumas, Frank Stella and Daniel Richter.

A brief stroll beside the Berlage-designed pond in front of the Gemeentemuseum brings you to the building that is home both to the Hague Museum of Photography (http://www.fotomuseumdenhaag.nl/) and to the GEM (http://www.gem-online.nl/), Museum of Contemporary Art. This is the place to see not only the international cream of today’s art world, ranging from paintings and sculpture to massive walk-in installations, but also top photographic works – art photography, news photos and portraits – dating from the richly productive twentieth century and right through to the present.

 

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Stadhouderslaan 41
2517 HV Den Haag
The Netherlands
www.gemeentemuseum.nl

Fotomuseum Den Haag
Stadhouderslaan 43
2517 HV Den Haag
The Netherlands
www.fmdh.nl

GEM, Museum voor Actuele Kunst
Stadhouderslaan 43
2517 HV Den Haag
The Netherlands
www.gem-online.nl

39 videos

  • Michael Wolf - Life in Cities

    A figure behind a misted window turns its face away and closes its eyes in an attempt to evade the lens of the photographer. The metro passenger is crushed between fellow-commuters and unable to move when photographer Michael Wolf (München, 1954) points his camera at him from the other side of the glass. Over the 2010-2013 period, Wolf returned time and time again to the same metro platform in Tokyo to lie in wait for his passing prey. The result is Tokyo Compression, perhaps Wolf’s most renowned photo-series, in which he explores the subjects of privacy and voyeurism in great detail. In the densely populated world cities where Michael Wolf works, these themes are unavoidable. The Hague Museum of Photography is about to exhibit a major retrospective of Wolf’s work, stretching from his earliest years as a documentary photographer right through to relatively recent series like Architecture of Density (2003 – 2014) and Transparent City (2006).

  • Anton Heyboer - The Good Moment

    The life and oeuvre of artist Anton Heyboer.

  • Architecture and Interiors. The Desire for Style

    This summer, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag and Het Nieuwe Instituut present an overview of drawings, architectural models and examples of furniture by members of De Stijl.

  • Huis de Lange - living in a work of art

    In 1917 architect Jan Wils asked Theo van Doesburg to make a stained glass window for a stairwell in a house in Alkmaar.

  • De Stijl centenary postage stamps

    On 27 March 2017, as part of the celebrations of '100 Years of De Stijl: Mondrian to Dutch Design’, the Dutch postal service is issuing ten De Stijl postage stamps in partnership with Het Nieuwe Instituut and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The stamps are designed by graphic design studio PutGootink.

  • Henry, de Statistocraat

    The foyer at the heart of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag features a new artwork by Atelier Van Lieshout. Learn more about it in this video!

  • The new Hague Museum of Photography

    Curator Wim van Sinderen shows us around the re-opened Hague Museum of Photography, which includes a major retrospective of the legendary Magnum photographer Werner Bischof.

  • Hubert de Givenchy - To Audrey with love

    In this video you can see how French couturier Hubert de Givenchy works together with the Gemeentemuseum on an exhibition of his complete oeuvre. He dedicated this exhibition to Audrey Hepburn, his muze.

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4 series

  • De Ateliers DEBUT

    Upcoming artists present their first solo in a Dutch museum: the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

  • We Live Art - the Influence of Art

    The series 'We Live Art' shows portraits of people whose lives have been changed by art.

  • Inspired by - sources of artistic inspiration

    In the series Inspired By, contemporary artists with an exhibition at GEM of Gemeentemuseum explain their own work and talk about their sources of inspiration in the museum collection.

  • 100 years of De Stijl

    In 2017, the Netherlands is celebrating the De Stijl, the iconic artistic movement based around straight lines and primary colours. De Stijl artists turned their hands to painting and sculpture, architecture, industrial design, typography and even to literature and music. Museums and art institutes throughout The Netherlands organise exhibitions and many other inspiring events about De Stijl to celebrate this fact.