Art at the Spaarne

Contemporary drawings from the donation of Bart Spoorenberg

Mar 18, 2016 to Jun 12, 2016

Bart Spoorenberg is collector and neighbor of Teylers Museum. In recent years, he donated a large amount of contemporary drawings to the museum. To celebrate this enrichment of our collection, we asked Bart to design an exhibition based on the objects he donated.

Contemporary art and Teylers

Teylers Museum has been collecting art from living artists since its opening in 1784. Over the last years we bought little new works as our budget was limited. Thanks to Spoorenbergs donation we can now catch up on what had been falling behind. Suddenly, Teylers Museum features work by many of the best Dutch artists of the last twenty years. The donation contains a selection of works by, among others, Rosemin Hendriks, Rinke Nijberg, Emo Verker, Arno Kramer, Paul Klemann, Hans de Wit and Koen Vermeule. From 18 March until June 12, these works will be on show in Teylers Print room.

The first weekend of the exhibition (March 18, 19 and 20), is part of Haarlemse Lente 2016: an art festival dedicated to contemporary art.