Female artists in Limburg during the reconstruction period (1945-1965)

March 6 – May 22, 2022

The title of this exhibition refers to the article ‘Art blooming in love’ published in the Volkskrant on 26 July 1960. This presented twelve Limburg artist couples who were exhibiting together in Hoensbroek Castle at that time.

This exhibition focuses on questions such as: why did most of these female artists not succeed (sufficiently) in building their own career? Did marriage to an artist stand in the way of a successful career of your own?

These female artists, most of whom were born in Limburg, were excellently trained. In principle, they had the same starting position for a fulfilling career as their male colleagues/husbands. Nevertheless, the attention in the art world at that time was mainly focused on the work of male artists.

Museum Valkenburg has succeeded in identifying and displaying several works by all the female artists mentioned. As a tribute to the only active artist from this group, 95-year-old Marijke Stultiens, her work and her studio will receive special attention in this exhibition.

Look for more information: https://www.museumvalkenburg.nl/en/agenda/exhibition-art-blooming-in-love/