Hermitage Amsterdam is nu H’ART Museum. Je wordt nu doorgestuurd naar de website van H’ART Museum.
Hermitage Amsterdam is now H’ART Museum. You will now be redirected to the H’ART Museum website.


16 September 2023
— 20 May 2024
Julius Caesar
I came, I saw, I met my doom
Our first ever exhibition as H’ART Museum is of Caesar’s life and times, titled ‘I came, I saw, I met my doom.’ Experience Caesar through a collection of almost 150 historical objects—all telling one of the most exciting stories in world history. Walk through his famous rise from ordinary Roman to lauded general, all the way to his infamous downfall and murder. Explore his alliance (and affair) with Cleopatra as well as their legacy. He created cultural waves felt from Shakespeare to modern-day films. As you journey through these artefacts, untangle the myths to bring you closer to the reality of Julius Caesar’s victory and rule, his highpoints, and dark sides. We want you to ultimately decide for yourself, in today’s world, who he is to you. Exhibition runs from Saturday 16 September 2023 until Monday 20 May 2024.
Amsterdam Museum in H'ART Museum
Museum of the Mind | Outsider Art
Intriguing, unpolished art by people with extraordinary backgrounds.
Coming soon
Express your freedom- What does freedom mean to you?
Duration 9 May to 24 August 2024

Express your freedom- What does freedom mean to you?

In 2023, it will actually be 150 years since slavery was abolished in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. During the Commemorative Year of the Slavery Past, which began on 1 July 2023, the Kingdom will spend a year reflecting on the history of slavery and how it still affects people's lives today. Cordaan also considers it very important to reflect on this. We make space for colleagues, clients and their loved ones to talk about this subject, reflect on it and create more awareness.  


¨The echoes of freedom resonate through history, inspiring and indestructible¨ Participant activity Express Your Freedom @Koningsvrouwen van Landlust


At the start of the remembrance year, personal supervisor Chaya Sara of residential location 'Kings Women of Landlust' developed a valuable activity for residents with mild intellectual disabilities called "Express your freedom: what does freedom mean to you?" Within this activity, Chaya first provides an informative and approachable introduction to the year of remembrance. Without many complicated words, but clear, accessible and from her own experience.

After this introduction, she asks participants to get to work themselves with materials ready on the tables and visualise what freedom means to them. This activity caught on so well that several other locations started organising the same activity. Thus, this form of work spread organically throughout Cordaan: elderly residents in nursing homes and small-scale residences worked on canvases and other creative forms to depict what freedom means to them. They inspired their loved ones and colleagues to share their own creative interpretation of freedom. And so a collection of freedom works was created from different care domains by clients, their loved ones and colleagues that deserves to be shared with more people!


With this exhibition, we respond to the makers' desire to exhibit their work and actively engage even more people in conversations around the year of remembrance and the theme of freedom. The Outsider Art Gallery is very happy to free up space for these works, complementing the Express your freedom collection with work by artists working at the Outsider art Atelier and at other studios in the city for artists who find it difficult to create their own stage.  


Peripheral programming
Every week, an artist from the studio will be present in the gallery to talk to you and, as a visitor, you will be invited to make your own new work based on the express your freedom method and add it to the exhibition. 

Keep an eye on our socials for more information about the participating artists, the Keti Koti celebration on 1 July and further activities!


Outsider Art Gallery

In the Outsider Art Gallery changing exhibitions of well-known and less known outsiders from the Netherlands and abroad take place. You will find paintings, drawings, prints, ceramic statues, sculpture, collages, photos and textile art. All works are for sale, the entrance to the gallery is free.

The Outsider Art Gallery is founded in 2016 by Cordaan care organisation in cooperation with H'ART Museum and Museum het Dolhuys Haarlem.

The art in the Outsider Art Gallery is often unconventional. Most the artists have an intellectual or mental disability. They are not concerned with commercial targets and their works do not reflect current trends in art. The art comes bubbling up from within – it is in their minds and just needs to come out. Their work is fascinating, versatile and very pure. The Outsider Art Gallery offers a fully-fledged art platform for these colourful artists, not inside the walls of a care organisation, but rather in an inspiring museum environment.

Outsider Art Studios

Currently a group of 15 artists is at work in the Outsider Art Studios, located above the galleryThey are accompanied by professional artists and pedagogical employees and work on their own art: painting, drawing, print making and digital media. In the studios companies or groups of individuals can also attend art workshops led by an outsider artist.

Outsider Art Lease

The Outsider Art Lease Programme allows you to borrow outsider art works. For more information about workshops, guided tours and/or art lease please look at: www.outsiderartgalerie.nl. Entrance is free.

Please like the Outsider Art Facebook page.

Mounira Al Solh
Mounira Al Solh
ABN AMRO Art Prize winner Mounira Al Solh shows new installation


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