Modern art museum Voorlinden

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Wassenaar, October 2016…

Voorlinden displays the collection of chemical industry magnate Joop van Caldenborgh, whose personal holdings include works by Richard Artschwager, Sylvie Fleury, Dan Graham, Henry Moore, Tom Otterness, and Giuseppe Penone. The museum is adjacent to his home, and the 40-hectare grounds will display a James Turrell “Skyspace” and a steel sculpture by Richard Serra.

Wim Pijbes, former director of the Rijksmuseum was assigned to head up Voorlinden and created a lot of national and international exposure (he left shortly after the opening).  The museum consists of six parallel walls in the landscape allowing the interior to open to the environment. An elegant white colonnade bears the ingenious roof structure and the façade alternates dune sand-colored stone and thin glass fronts. Inside it is full of surprises, A must see museum if you are into modern art.

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