About the Museum

Van Abbemuseum Interior

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. The museum’s collection of art includes key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling. The museum has an experimental approach towards art’s role in society. Established in 1936, the Van Abbemuseum is named after its founder, Henri van Abbe. Today the museum houses more than 2700 works of art, which include 1000 works on paper, 700 paintings, and 1000 pieces of sculpture, installations and video work.

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