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This far and further


How can we together paint a hopeful picture for the future in these bizarre times? Museum Voorlinden takes a pause in its new collection exhibition This far and further to show how artists explore other paths. Thanks to the powers of their artistic imagination, you yourself start longing for a new vista and want to […]

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Highlights of the museum

Museum Voorlinden features a number of artworks that have their own intimate place in the museum, where they can be viewed to their greatest advantage.


Museum Voorlinden presenteert vol trots een tentoonstelling van de legendarische Amerikaanse schilder Alex Katz.

Alex Katz

10 june to 1 October 2023

Museum Voorlinden is proud to present a new solo exhibition of the legendary American painter Alex Katz. From 10 June to 1 October, you can see a special selection from the rich oeuvre of the 95-year-old artist, including iconic portraits, flat sculptures (cut-outs) and monumental landscapes.

Maarten Baas

10 June - 24 September 2023

From June 10 you can see the wonderful works of Maarten Baas at Voorlinden. In his solo exhibition ‘It’s about time’ he shows the most recent clocks from his ‘Real Time’ series, the fascinating visual installation ‘I think, therefore I was’, the digital waterfall ‘Second Nature’ and a brand new ‘Clay’-work that reaches up to the sky.

Rogier Roeters

10 June - 24 September 2023

Shame, doubt, fear, joy, longing and loneliness: Rogier Roeters pinpoints in his work exactly where it matters. With incredible speed, he manages to flawlessly reproduce a wide range of universal emotions. His solo exhibition at Voorlinden shows the abundance, the raw, the boundless and the unfiltered of the artist’s work.

Anselm Kiefer

14 October 2023 to 25 February 2024

Thanks to his idiosyncratic visual language, full of references to history, mythology and literature, Anselm Kiefer (1945) became one of the greatest artists of our time. In the museum and on the Voorlinden estate, you will see his vast oeuvre, consisting of paintings, vitrines, installations, artists’ books and works on paper, such as collages and edited photographs.


Rinus Van de Velde

11 February - 29 May 2023

With drawings, sculptures, installations and moving images, Rinus Van de Velde (1983) creates intriguing, almost filmic scenes in which elements from our reality and his imagination merge. Especially for Voorlinden, he will create an exhibition in which he combines his own work with his favourite works from the museum’s collection.

Herwig Ilegems

until 29 May 2023

In Head to Head, Herwig Ilegems has a literal tête-à-tête with a variety of animals. He carefully places his forehead on an animal’s beak, nose or forehead. Will it allow this? Ilegems has no idea. Not wanting to force the animal, he tries to develop a relationship of trust. […]

Philip Vermeulen

until 5 March 2023

By popping tennis balls at about 150 to 160 km per hour, at a distance of 14 metres, against two sound boxes, Philip Vermeulen creates the funkiest rhythms and thumping beats. With his impressive installation and composition Physical Rhythm Machine / Boem BOem, the young artist received acclaim at several festivals, such as Halle Am Berghain in Berlin and Mapping Festival in Geneva. […]

Giuseppe Penone

8 October 2022 - 29 January 2023

Museum Voorlinden presents a large retrospective of Giuseppe Penone (1947) from 9 October 2022 to 29 January 2023. In Voorlinden, the land art and arte povera artist sheds new light on our Italian relationship with nature. The exhibition includes both early and recent work, offers surprises and stimulates all the senses. Voorlinden shows iconic sculptures and immersive installations, alternated with modest and intimate works by Penone.

Horizontal – Eija-Liisa Ahtila

12 November 2022 - 29 January 2023

With the cinematic installation Vaakasuora – Horizontal, Eija-Liisa Ahtila creates a living, horizontally oriented portrait of a spruce tree you can walk past.

Art is the Antidote

26 January - 11 December 2022

Lockdowns, hardening and division? Art is the antidote! Museum Voorlinden proves this with its new exhibition Art is the Antidote. With a large dose of sparkling, socially engaged and funny artworks from its own collection, the museum acts as a charging station, a place where you can build up your resistance. The exhibition is on display […]

Antony Gormley – GROUND

26 May - 25 September 2022

In the summer of 2022, Antony Gormley (1950) will take over the museum and estate of Voorlinden. The British artist is renowned worldwide for his sculptures, installations and public works that explore the relationship between the human body and the space around us. The major retrospective exhibition GROUND brings together work spanning Gormley’s career, from his early lead sculptures from the 1980s to recent large-scale installations, and can be seen from 26 May to 25 September 2022.

Beat Zoderer – Less and More

19 February - 15 May 2022

Museum Voorlinden proudly presents the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands of Beat Zoderer (1955). With everyday materials, he makes colourful objects, installations and sculptures, each of which is an attempt to create order out of chaos. Beat is one of the most prominent artists in Switzerland, yet he is hardly known in the Netherlands. Voorlinden is going to change this. The solo exhibition can be seen from 19 February to 15 May 2022.

One and One is Three

On display until 10 May 2022

The exhibition ‘One and One is Three’ is about the power of the sum of the parts. The selection of artworks shows the magic that arises from the sum.

Anouk Kruithof – Universal Tongue

9 February - 8 May 2022

Twerking, Vogue, Fortnite, flash mobs, a Sufi or chair dance: YouTube is full of videos of people dancing. And there are more dance videos uploaded every minute. With a team of 52 researchers from all over the world, artist Anouk Kruithof researched dance videos on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. Together they found 1,000 dance styles […]


16 October 2021 - 13 February 2022

In collaboration with the Musée national Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti, Museum Voorlinden presents the first exhibition dedicated to the work of two of the most important artists of the twentieth century: Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti.

Rodney Graham – Vacuuming the Gallery

Voorlinden presents Vacuuming the Gallery by the Canadian artist Rodney Graham (1949).

Man loopt door zaal met daarin palen die lijken op klassieke zuilen, maar die in werkelijkheid uit papier bestaat. Kunstwerk heet Colum Shred van de kunstenaar Christian Andersson

Listen to Your Eyes

Museum Voorlinden presents Listen to Your Eyes: a visual journey of discovery that offers you a glimpse inside the mind of a collector.

Portret kunstenaar Robin Rhode gemaakt door fotograaf Ruud Baan

Robin Rhode

On display until 26 September 2021

Museum Voorlinden presents the first solo exhibition featuring artist Robin Rhode (South Africa, 1976) in the Netherlands. For Robin, a wall functions as his canvas, on which his temporary interventions depict imaginary worlds.

Fiona Banner – P E R I O D

12 September 2020 - 4 July 2021

This space-filling installation P E R I O D (2019) by Fiona Banner shows an enormous ship fender surrounded by paintings of seascapes. With this work, the artist expresses her fascination with language and communication.

Voorlinden Rendez-Vous tentoonstelling


1 June - 15 December 2020

In Rendez-Vous works of art come together like lovers, embracing and lending one another strength – and occasionally clashing as well. These encounters walk a fine line between convergence and confrontation, between duet and duel.

Installation view Momentum museum Voorlinden


25 January - 18 November 2020

Voorlinden presents Momentum. In this collection exhibition we research this tipping point that an artist is perpetually in search of. The second in which that one defining insight emerges, paving the way for new ideas.

Louise Bourgeois – To Unravel a Torment

12 October 202 - 5 May 2020

Voorlinden presents Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, a six-decade survey exhibition featuring forty pivotal works. It has been almost thirty years since the art of Louise Bourgeois was shown on such a broad scale in the Netherlands.

Tamara Dees

8 February - 3 May 2020

As part of the exhibition Momentum, museum Voorlinden is displaying a selection of works by Tamara Dees (1971) in the treasury of the museum.

Less is More

19 January 2019 - 19 January 2020

In the exhibition Less is More, with works from the museum’s own collection, museum Voorlinden shows a counter-movement. We are increasingly longing for more and are less and less satisfied. Yet there is also an increasing demand for less. Also in the art world. This exhibition shows how artists go back to the essence: a new zero point.

Dave Meijer – Nulpunt

24 March 2018 - 13 January 2020

In the treasury of the museum, Voorlinden shows the key work Nulpunt (2002) by Dave Meijer from 24 March 2018 until 13 January 2020. 449 painted, colourful panels cover the walls of the secret exhibition space.


Do Ho Suh

17 May - 29 September 2019

From 17 May through 29 September 2019, the very first solo show in the Netherlands to feature South Korean artist Do Ho Suh (1962) is on display in museum Voorlinden.


Yayoi Kusama

22 March - 1 September 2019

On Friday 22 March 2019, one of the most important and most talked-about contemporary artists Yayoi Kusama turned 90 years old! Voorlinden is showing some iconic works from its own collection.


Pere Llobera

16 February - 9 May 2019

From 16 February until 5 May Voorlinden will present Pere Llobera (1970) in the cabinets of the museum. The exhibition displays work ranging from 2007 to his most recent art.



3 November 2018 - 5 May 2019

Voorlinden had planned a retrospective of Armando in the spring of 2019. This show would have been dedicated to the artist’s ninetieth birthday. Armando (1929-2018) passed away on 1 July in Potsdam (Germany). The planned retrospective will now be on display from 3 November 2018 to 5 May 2019.

Rhapsody in Blue

7 July 2018 - 10 February 2019

Like an epic poem in various shades of blue, dozens of works from the Voorlinden collection are brought together in the cabinets of the museum from 7 July 2018 until 10 February 2019.

Stage of Being

9 December 2017 - 13 January 2019

From 9 December 2017 until 13 January 2019, museum Voorlinden presents the collection exhibition Stage of Being. It shows us how, over time, artists have depicted human beings with all of their emotions and instincts. 


Wayne Thiebaud

9 June - 28 October 2018

Museum Voorlinden proudly presents the first-ever European retrospective of the work of American painter Wayne Thiebaud (1920). He is famous for his mouthwatering depictions of cakes, ice creams and hot dogs.


Shilpa Gupta – Where Do I Begin

17 February - 1 July 2017

Museum Voorlinden presents an exhibition of work by the Mumbai-based multidisciplinary Indian artist Shilpa Gupta (1976). Where Do I Begin features a selection of works by the Mumbai-based multidisciplinary Indian artist, which are on show in and around the museum. 

Martin Puryear

20 January - 27 May 2018

From 20 January until 27 May 2018, museum Voorlinden features a solo exhibition of work by the American sculptor Martin Puryear (1941). Voorlinden presents the first museum show of this artist in Europe, with a large overview of his work from the past decades.

Michael Johansson

8 October 2017 - 11 February 2018

From Sunday 8 October, museum Voorlinden will be exhibiting the work of Swedish artist Michael Johansson (1975). The everyday objects that he brings together are given new form and context in his sculptures and installations. 

Shio Kusaka & Jonas Wood

30 September 2017 - 7 January 2018

From 30 September 2017 to 7 January 2018, museum Voorlinden presents a duo exhibition featuring the artist couple Shio Kusaka (1972) and Jonas Wood (1977). It is their first two-person exhibition in Europe.


The Meantime

1 April - 3 December 2017

We are living in an age of acceleration. Never before have we had so much time on our hands, and yet never before have we felt so rushed. Museum Voorlinden is taking a break. The exhibition The Meantime invites the visitor to relax between 43 works of art from different periods, styles and movements.

Rodney Graham – That’s Not Me

1 July - 17 September 2017

That’s Not Me invites the visitor to step into Rodney Graham’s universe. This Canadian artist is one of the most consistent, innovative and influential artists of the past forty years.


Martin Creed – SAY CHEESE!

21 January - 11 June 2017

A room filled with balloons kicks off the exhibition SAY CHEESE!, the second exhibition at the new museum Voorlinden. The exhibition brings together 54 works to form a coherent reflection of Martin Creed’s versatile and characteristic oeuvre and has been realized in close collaboration with the artist.

Full Moon

11 September 2016 - 26 March 2017

Full Moon offers an a-historical cross-section and a first introduction to the diversity of the collection. Visitors are invited to make their own connections and comparisons and are challenged to form their own opinions.


Ellsworth Kelly – Anthology

11 September 2016 - 8 January 2017

The opening exhibition in museum Voorlinden brings and ode to the late artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015). Ellsworth Kelly is known for his large format paintings in clear shape and colours. His work engages directly with his surroundings.