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Limburgers in Amsterdam

A look back at the exhibition in 1954 in the Stedelijk Museum.
November 17, 2019 to January 26, 2020

Museum Valkenburg presents, in collaboration with the Prof. dr. Dr. Timmers Stichting, a retrospective of an exhibition with 31 exhibitors from Limburg that took place in 1954 in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

The exhibition is placed in the cultural-historical context of that time. The exhibition in Amsterdam, organized by the Professional Association of Visual Artists, department South-Limburg, had to make clear, ten years after the war, where the art was in Limburg. At that time, the Catholic Church and other authorities in Limburg occupied a dominant position and these had an impact on art and artists. But the younger artists in particular rebelled against this. The contrast was also reflected between abstract and figurative art. Both the younger and some older artists participated in this exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum. The exhibition therefore says something about the identity of Limburg at that time.

For the exhibition, many works have been found with great care, collected and given on loan by the Cultural Heritage Agency, museums and private individuals.

At the same time, Museum Valkenburg presents an exhibition of works by non-Limburgers who came to paint in South Limburg. The exhibitions together comprise more than one hundred works, including by Han Jelinger, Frans Vos, Ger Lataster, Jef Diederen, Gène Eggen, Charles Eyck, Karin Eyck, Jopie Roosenburg-Goudriaan, Teun Roosenburg, Frans Nols, Ger Boosten, Nic. Tummers, Hubert Levigne, Rob Stultiens, Willem Hofhuizen, Harrie Lips, Fons Winters and Henk Sitskoorn.

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Province of Limburg, the Rozenheuvelfonds, the Municipality of Sittard-Geleen and a private sponsor.
The activities of the museum are supported by the Municipality of Valkenburg aan de Geul and the many Beneficiaries and Friends of the museum.

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  • Studenten: € 4,00 p.p.
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