Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum

Visiting Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands

One of the Oblomov Art team-members is from the Netherlands. Sometimes there's time to roam the streets and museums over there... Just a quick sneak peak in one of the famous, but quite often overlooked by tourists, Kunstmuseum Den Haag. The former 'Gemeentemuseum Den Haag' in The Hague.

Modern art

The Kunstmuseum Den Haag is a museum for modern art and crafts in The Hague. It was founded in 1866. The current building, a design by the Dutch architect H.P. Berlage in the style of Rationalism (it's like the Russian ACHOBA (short for Ассоциация новых архитекторов, Association of New Architects)), was opened in 1935.

De Haagse School

The institution is known for its collection of works by painters of De Haagse School: Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Theo van Doesburg, Claude Monet and Charley Toorop. In addition to a collection of visual arts, with paintings, sculptures and posters, the museum also has a collection of applied arts, which includes porcelain, fashion, jewellery, period rooms and musical instruments.

A nice stool from the museum

All is well, the museum is nice, the collection is impressive. But... there is some art for sale as well. Sometimes the museum-store has a nice stool in stock. The little 'Berlage stool' (or 'Berlage krukje' / 'Museumkrukje' in Dutch) is occasionally for sale in the museum store.

Museumkrukje, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Ever since the opening of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, the Berlage stool has been used in the museum. A light, handy stool made of lacquered oak. The seat has a slight slope and is made of black-stained plywood. Designed by the municipal architect H.H. van Zeggeren and the head of the Central Workshops H.G. Schouten.

There is a stamp on the inside of the stools stating that they are reissues commissioned by the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, plus the year of production.
Height 46,5 cm / width 34 x 34 cm.

Surprise: the little Berlage stool is in our collection. Check out this timeless piece of small furniture

More information about the Kunstmuseum Den Haag and tickets.

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