© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
5 June
— 9 January 2022
Tsars and Knights
The Romanovs' love affair with the Middle ages
Czars and knights, ladies, courtly love and tournaments. And a splendid medieval art collection. The perfect ingredients of this unique exhibition, from the Hermitage collection. We bring more than 250 objects to the Netherlands. Experience the Middle Ages through the eyes of the Russian Tsars! On this page you can find stories from this exhibition and images from the extraordinary collection.
Now on display
Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century
Dutch 17th century society in 30 group portraits. NEW: intervention by Natasja Kensmil: 'Monuments of Regentesses'.
Now on display
Democracy & For the Love of Art
Museum of the Mind | Outsider Art: Intriguing, unpolished art by people with extraordinary backgrounds.

Museum of the Mind | Outsider Art

'Democracy has a bad taste'
- Grayson Perry

In the new exhibition at Museum of the Mind | Outsider Art, renowned fashion designer Duran Lantink is inspired by American artist Andy Warhol. ‘Democracy’ features work by contributors including Bea Otte, Theater Lebelle and Victor Crepsley. The vision of Jan Hoek’s Outsiderwear thrives during this exhibition, which sees talented outsiders and insiders join forces. In the world created by Lantink, artists and visitors unite by both contributing to the exhibition.

A creative interpretation of Warhol’s studio provides the decor for the exhibition. To these fantastical surroundings in 1960s New York, Warhol welcomed both superstars and eccentric outsiders. By surrounding himself with stars and influential figures, his popularity grew. Lantink also puts his fame to good use, bringing fresh life and new superstars to ‘The Factory’, as Warhol’s studio was known.

Enter the creative breeding ground with a swing in your step, welcomed by LeBelle dancers dressed in Lantink costumes on two large screens. The interactive installation featuring the LeBelle dance group is an absolute highlight of the exhibition – Lantink worked with them on the ‘Stardom film’. Another striking work is the ‘hoarder installation’. After Andy Warhol’s death in 1987, it became apparent that he had a tendency to hoard: he obsessively accumulated ‘collectibles’. Hoarders can also be organised collectors, as this art installation – wrapped in aluminium foil – reveals.

Now on display
Outsider Art Gallery


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