Presentatie interieurmaquette Theo van Doesburg

5 June 2021 till 25 July 2021

As soon as Het Nieuwe Instituut can reopen, a unique asset to the National Collection goes on public display: an interior model by architect and artist Theo van Doesburg. The design, from 1926, is for Café Aubette, one of De Stijl’s most important architectural projects.

It is the only model by Van Doesburg to survive after his death in 1931. At first sight, it seems to be a one-dimensional work. But the walls open outwards, as can be clearly seen in a photo from Van Doesburg’s studio. The model shows how Van Doesburg approached space as the synthesis of painting and architecture.


Nieuwe Instituut

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Het Nieuwe Instituut is the national institute for architecture, design and digital culture. Located in the Museum Park, with Kunsthal Rotterdam and Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen as direct neighbors, the Nieuwe Instituut has several exhibition spaces, a museum shop, a museum café, a study room and library, an auditorium, educational spaces and a garden.

At the Nieuwe Instituut, visitors of all ages can experience what it is...

Periodieke tijden

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Op donderdag gratis tussen 17:00 en 21:00

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