Museums Vledder
Museums voor Valse Kunst, Moderne Glaskunst en Noord-Nederlandse Kunst

Fake Art Museum Vledder  

Three Museums under one roof in the former townhal of the beautiful village of Vledder in the Netherlands. In addition to the Fake Art there are also collections of modern Glass Art and northern Dutch Art. The fake art section is the largest and also the most funny: the "Night Watch" and the "Mona Lisa" are hanging here unsupervised together in one room. You are welcome to sit on of  the two "Rietveld Chairs", or touch "The Thinker" by Rodin. Furthermore, a remarkable collection of fake art of master forgers Han van Meegeren and Geert Jan Jansen.

Is it real or fake? That question is constantly when wandering between the false art. It all started with a beautiful Matisse, what turned out to be a beautiful copy of a detail of an original. To recognize a fake, you have to come from good pedigree. Good counterfeiters know exactly how to imitate ancient pigments and also the works are 'carefully' outdated. During the free tours entertaining expert guides tell all of it with a wink. 

Contemporary Glass Art

The collection of modern glass art focuses on European art from after 1945 and is on display next to the fake art in its own exhibition space. The collection focuses on works from the Netherlands, France, Italy, Poland and the Scandinavian countries.

Northern Dutch Art

The collection Northern Dutch art is in the museum library, with i.a. paintings of: Roessingh, Jannes de Vries, Jan Sunday, Reinhart Dozy and Eugène Charmon (pseudonym of Jan Worst) Stengelin, Torie, Wiegers.
In addition to the permanent collections, there are three times annually changing exhibitions of contemporary glass art and northern Dutch painting in its own exhibition space Museums Vledder.

Exhibitions

Exhibition 'Silent Beauty' with paintings by the Drenthe artist Gerard van de Weerd.
Gerard van de Weerd (1952) lives and works in Hoogeveen. He was educated at the Minerva Academy in Groningen. His paintings are very diverse in nature, ranging from poetic landscapes and models in interiors, to impressions of cattle markets or skippers and peat laborers. The selection of his paintings in Vledder will mainly come from the first segment. Pure beauty on canvas.
For those who want to get to know Gerard van de Weerd we recommend his website (www.gerardvandeweerd.nl). There you will also find information about the books published by Van de Weerd.
Exhibition can be seen until September 25, 2018

 

As extra this season the exhibition "Who is afraid?" (mini exhibition abstract art on the 1st floor)

Abstract art is often the subject of ridicule. "That's my little sister too" is a much-heard comment. There are even people who get angry or scared, like the man who destroyed the work of Newman in the city. From ridicule to aggression, abstract art evokes all kinds of negative emotions that are not necessary. With this exhibition we want to make an attempt to dampen negative emotions, by telling something about history and the backgrounds of abstract art and to show that abstract art can actually be an inspiration.

 

Openingtimes Museums Vledder

 

January - March

April - October

 November - December

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The last tour starts at 15:30 hrs at the latest, the tours are always free.
Open all public dutch holidays.
 

Rates and packages Museums Vledder 2018

Prices per person, including guided tour:

Admission Museums Vledder

€ 7,50

Child 4 t/m 12 yrs

€ 3,00

Groups (more then 15 visitors)

€ 6,50

Pupils in class groups + companions

€ 2,50

Tours and parking

Free

Group appointments outside regular openingtimes are possible.
Please contact us for more information.

 Museums Vledder
Brink 1
8381 BE Vledder
the Netherlands
Tel: 0031521383352

Museum Giftshop, Library and Catering

The false Mona Lisa is not for sale, but you can buy a postcard from the real. We also sell genuine art books, art, jewelry and beautiful glass art for every budget.
The entrance to the store is free, like the library, where the northern Dutch Art is exhibited. Here you can sit comfortably while enjoying a drink, read, and view all that fine things at your convenience.

Below is an impression of what we sell in the store: