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.
Now on view
Outsider Art Gallery: Wearable Stories by Raven
Changing exhibitions by outsider artists. You can borrow works of art from the Artothek.

Wearable Stories by Raven

The exhibition Wearable Stories by collective Raven opens at the Outsider Art Gallery on Thursday 21 March. Raven works at the intersection of art and the social domain. The collective flies as a messenger between different worlds, sharing the stories of people who are much talked about but who themselves are given little space to speak out. Raven works with patients, clients and offenders. In 'Wearable Stories', the stories of young people from care institutions on the jackets of Amsterdam-based fashion label Bonne Suits play the leading role. 

Wearable Stories is a nationwide project by Collective Raven and was first shown at the Young Hearts Festival in Groningen in 2023. From mid-May, Wearable Stories can be seen during State of Fashion within the Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem.

Young people and care facilities

Raven believes that everyone has the right to make their own perspective visible. For Wearable Stories, artists from collective Raven work with young people from care institutions (including Cordaan, Elker Jeudghulp en Onderwijs and various correctional facilities) where the young people translate their personal stories into jackets from fashion label Bonne Suits. This creates unique limited edition jackets, each with its own story in which the perspective of the young people is central.

Wearing and being worn

The coats serve as a visual representation of young people's experiences and the challenges they face. What is visible on the outside raises questions about what is happening on the inside. Artists, professionals in the fields of care, government, justice and visitors to the exhibition are invited to wear the young people's coats for one day and thus become part of this extraordinary wearable work of art. After this experience, the wearers share their reactions to the young people's stories, which are then brought back to the young people in care facilities. Previous wearers have included the mayor of Groningen, several artists and the chief of police.

Building bridges

Raven is a social-artistic collective that actively seeks out stories that are not yet represented, or hardly represented, in the arts field.

"Wearable Stories offers a unique opportunity to connect different worlds and experiences. It goes beyond fashion; it is a bridge between storytelling, art and empathy." says Gerbrand Bos, one of the creators at Raven.

"A coat characterised by the locks on the fasteners. This symbolises how you can sometimes 'get locked in'. Extra exciting for me because that was really out of my comfort zone." - Martin Sitalsing, chief of police.

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.

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