Van Abbemuseum

Mondrian To Dutch Design

Theme year: 100th anniversary of De Stijl

01 Jan - 31 Dec 2017

Theme year: 100th anniversary of De Stijl
1 January - 31 December 2017

Curators: Diana Franssen, Annie Fletcher

In 2017, it will be the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Dutch artistic movement called ‘De Stijl’ (The Style). Established in 1917 in the Netherlands with founding members Piet Mondrian (born Mondriaan) and Theo van Doesburg, it was originally a magazine, which published Mondrian’s theories on art but it grew into a wider art movement that widely influenced modern architecture, design and fashion. Over the past 25 years, the desire to modernise design and art that characterised De Stijl has been carried forward under the banner of Dutch Design. To celebrate the anniversary, NBTC Holland Marketing, together with its partners, has declared 2017 as the Mondrian to Dutch Design theme year.

The Van Abbemuseum organises four exhibitions and a variety of activities in context of this theme year. Activities like guided tours, lectures, De Stijl themed Childrens Art Clubs and musical evenings are part of the public programme.

In addition, museum shop has a wide range of books about the movement and design items inspired by De Stijl. Or try a De Stijl salad or a refreshing Mondrian beer in the museumcafé.

Tags: Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian