Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
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Museum building designed by H.P. Berlage
The Hague, Netherlands
The museum, built 1931–1935, was designed by the Dutch architect H.P. Berlage. It is renowned for its large Mondrian collection, the largest in the world. His last work, Victory Boogie-Woogie, is on display here.
GEM (museum for contemporary art) and Fotomuseum Den Haag (The Hague museum for photography) are part of the Gemeentemuseum, though not housed in the same building and with a separate entrance fee.
The museum's collection of modern art includes works by international artists (Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele, Frank Stella, Henri Le Fauconnier and many others) and Dutch artists (Charlotte Dumas, Pyke Koch, Piet Mondriaan, Charley Toorop, Jan Toorop, Hans Wilschut and many others).
The museum has a collection of 19th and 20th century prints, posters and drawings, containing around 50,000 items. It comprises works by Dutch artists such as Co Westerik and Jan Toorop, as well as works by Rodolphe Bresdin, Ingres, Paul Klee, Toulouse-Lautrec, Odilon Redon and others. A selection is on view in the print room.
The collection of fashion items, accessories, jewellery, drawings and prints includes historical items as well as modern ones by designers such as Gabrielle Chanel, Frank Govers and Yoshiki Hishinuma. For reasons of conservation items are only shown at temporary exhibitions.
- (Dutch) Jaarverslag 2012, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2013. Retrieved on 2013-09-11.
- "Haags Gemeentemuseum (rijksmonument #461450)". Monumentenregister (in Dutch). Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed.
- "GEM Museum voor actuele kunst".
- "Fotomuseum Den Haag".
- "Gemeentemuseum: Modern Art".
- "Gemeentemuseum: Print Room".
- "Gemeentemuseum: Fashion".
- "Gemeentemuseum: Music".
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