ยฉ The Leiden Collection
4 February
— 27 August
Rembrandt & His Contemporaries,
History Paintings from The Leiden Collection
This is a unique opportunity to admire art from a private collection. All the more so when the works return, for one time only, to the place where they were conceived and created four centuries ago. ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ต & ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด presents 35 paintings from ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, an exceptional private collection in New York. On view are magnificent works by the greatest history painters of the 17th century, such as ๐‘๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ซ๐š๐ง๐๐ญ ๐ฏ๐š๐ง ๐‘๐ข๐ฃ๐ง, his teacher ๐๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฆ๐š๐ง, his students ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ ๐…๐š๐›๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฌ and ๐€๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ž ๐†๐ž๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ซ, and their contemporaries. Names such as ๐‰๐š๐ง ๐‹๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ, ๐…๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฏ๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐ข๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ and ๐‰๐š๐ง ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ง. Admire the history paintings and discover for yourself why they were considered the noblest, most prestigious form of painting.
Amsterdam Museum in the Hermitage
Museum van de Geest | Amsterdam
Museum of the Mind | Outsider Art
Intriguing, unpolished art by people with extraordinary backgrounds.
Tara Ruijl
From the 1t of March
Outsider Art Gallery
Changing exhibitions by outsider artists. You can borrow works of art from the Artothek.

Crazy living

Norbert de Jong

Who wouldnโ€™t want to live in a sustainable caravan with animals on the roof in Festival City? Or have dinner at Ghanaโ€™s Fried Crispy Chicken Club Restaurant?

In December 2022 artists from Outsider Art Ateliers did a workshop with 11 employees of Oost West Architecten. During this workshop, they dealt with a number of themes in small groups. Topics such as โ€˜housing shortageโ€™, โ€˜sustainable buildingโ€™ and โ€˜making the city more accessible to animalsโ€™ were discussed. Other artists wanted to depict their personal interests like โ€˜Paris and โ€˜a city in Ghanaโ€™.

In the weeks following the workshop, a number of artists continued to work on these themes and it was decided in a democratic consultation what title the exhibition should have: โ€˜Crazy Livingโ€™.

In addition to the workshop results, the exhibition Crazy Living shows autonomous sculptures, paintings and drawings with the theme of architecture.

Practical information

  • Location: Outsider Art Gallery
  • Time: 12.00 - 17.00
  • On view: 01 March 23 - 02 April 23

Outsider Art Gallery

In the Outsider Art Gallery changing exhibitions of well-known and less known outsiders from the Netherlands and abroad take place. You will find paintings, drawings, prints, ceramic statues, sculpture, collages, photos and textile art. All works are for sale, the entrance to the gallery is free.

The Outsider Art Gallery is founded in 2016 by Cordaan care organisation in cooperation with the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam and Museum het Dolhuys Haarlem.

The art in the Outsider Art Gallery is often unconventional. Most the artists have an intellectual or mental disability. They are not concerned with commercial targets and their works do not reflect current trends in art. The art comes bubbling up from within โ€“ it is in their minds and just needs to come out. Their work is fascinating, versatile and very pure. The Outsider Art Gallery offers a fully-fledged art platform for these colourful artists, not inside the walls of a care organisation, but rather in an inspiring museum environment.

Outsider Art Studios

Currently a group of 15 artists is at work in the Outsider Art Studios, located above the gallery. They are accompanied by professional artists and pedagogical employees and work on their own art: painting, drawing, print making and digital media. In the studios companies or groups of individuals can also attend art workshops led by an outsider artist.

Outsider Art Lease

The Outsider Art Lease Programme allows you to borrow outsider art works. For more information about workshops, guided tours and/or art lease please look at: www.outsiderartgalerie.nl. Entrance is free.

Please like the Outsider Art Facebook page.

Outsider Art Gallerie
Roos and Thirza at work


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