Heerlen

Netherlands



Address:
Bongerd 18
6400 AA
Phone: +31(0) 45 577 22 10
Fax: +31(0) 45 577 22 90
Website: http://www.stadsgalerijhe

Stadsgalerij Heerlen

The Stadsgalerij Heerlen is the municipal museum for modern and contemporary art. Since 2003, the museum has been housed in the Glaspaleis, a visionary glass-fronted edifice dating back to the 1930s and acclaimed as one of the thirteen most important architectural monuments in the Netherlands. In addition to accommodating the museum, this ‘glass palace’, which promotes itself as a ‘window on culture’, is also home to the Municipal Library, the Heerlen Music School, the Filmhuis (a cinema for contemporary film) and the architectural centre, Vitruvianum.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Permanent Collection

Since the 1950s, the City of Heerlen has been building up a collection of modern Dutch painting. The first additions to the collection included works by CoBrA artists. Early on, paintings by Amsterdam-based Limburg artists were acquired, including Ger Lataster, Lei Molin and Jef Diederen.
The Stadsgalerij was established in 1986 and since then acquisition has focussed on current and individual developments in Dutch painting. The collection has been enlarged with works by Ben Akkerman, Marlene Dumas, Rob van Koningsbruggen, Han Schuil, JCJ Vanderheyden, Toon Verhoef and many others. The museum also aims to acquire the works of talented young artists. Natasja Kensmil, Carla Klein, Charlotte Schleiffert, Koen Vermeule and Robert Zandvliet are just some examples.
The presence of top-quality works by Limburg artists emphasises the collection’s couleur locale.
In the future, the Stadsgalerij will continue to zero in on the confrontation with contemporary ideas in painting and this will be reflected in its acquisition policy. In this way - not least because of its eccentric position in relation to other Dutch art museums - the Stadsgalerij hopes to fulfil a defining role within the Euregion.
The Aad de Haas collection
The non-conformist painter Aad de Haas (b. Rotterdam 1920 – d. Schaesberg 1972) played a unique role on the Limburg art scene in the years following World War II. He said no to the changing fashions in modern art and continued to work in a figurative, expressionistic tradition.
In 1994 and 1995 the Stadsgalerij acquired a significant part of De Haas’ artistic legacy. Up to now, the collection includes over 250 works of art (paintings, drawings, monot...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

Up-to-date link http://www.stadsgalerijheerlen.nl/english/exhibitions.html

From january 24, through april 6, 2008
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Verleidelijke kijkdingen


From january 24, through april 6, 2008
‘tenslotte, hondenvoer.’


From january 24, through april 6, 2008
Projectruimte –2 | françois salden






Cost

Adults € 3,50
65+, CJP, groepen vanaf 10 personen € 2,00
Minicard € 2,00
Benevolent Card € 2,00
Hotelbon € 1,75
B art card € 1,75
Youth from 12-17 € 1,50
Thu students day € 1,50

MJK, Icom, ABP-pass, members, entree Domein, children from 0-1, gratis

More (Dutch) http://www.stadsgalerijheerlen.nl/stadsgalerij/openingstijden.html


Opening hours

Tue - Fri 11 - 17h, Sat - Sun 13 - 17h


Getting there

Getting there by public transportation
The Stadsgalerij is roughly a seven-minute walk from the Heerlen train station. For more information: +31-900-9292 o www.ns.nl/reisinfo

Getting there by car
From Eindhoven:
A2, at Geleen A76, at Nuth N281 in the direction of Heerlen, exit Heerlen Centrum. Signs for the museum are posted in Heerlen.
From Aachen (15 km from Heerlen):
A4, exit N281 in the direction of Heerlen, exit Heerlen Centrum. Signs for the museum are posted in Heerlen.

Parking
Parking garage ‘De Klomp’ is located at a roughly four-minute walk. The garage is open daily from Monday-Thursday from 7 am to 1 am, Friday-Saturday from 7 am to 3.30 am, Sunday 10 am to 1 am.

Situation map http://www.stadsgalerijheerlen.nl/stadsgalerij/images/plattegrond.gif


Facilities

Kunstcafé & restaurant
Tel. +31 (0) 45 5772288.


Museum internal and external photos (5)

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News and events

Lectures (Dutch link) http://www.stadsgalerijheerlen.nl/agenda/lezingen.html




Education

Educational activities (Dutch) http://www.stadsgalerijheerlen.nl/agenda/educatie.html


Groups

The Museums organizes upon request guided tours which – if you like, can be arranged with coffee and/or lunch.