Museum De Pont

Newsletter February 2019


Ann Veronica Janssens

RR Lyrae  2014

"The works of Janssens capture intangible phenomena by making them tranquil but also allow this tranquillity to undergo a continual interaction with the viewer. With her deeply rooted interest in architecture - the artist once wanted to study architecture - she has made the space a starting point for creating new experiences. (...) Her world is a no man's land where we have the time to inhale and exhale, get completely lost, where we rub our eyes to make sure we're seeing it right and only later realize what we've actually felt in it." (Liza Voetman, Metropolis Mread more

Sigrid Calon

The Tilburg artist Sigrid Calon isn't averse to experimentation. Known for her textile works, riso prints and the recent light installation in the Kalverpassage in Amsterdam, Calon is now working with copper foil with which she has covered the walls of our podium space from top to bottom. The entrance to this space has also undergone a spectacular metamorphosis. Although the exhibition is already on view, its official opening will be held on 16 February, along with that of Richard Long.

Opening 16 February: Richard Long

While the work of Richard Long has been part of De Pont's collection ever since the museum opened in 1992, this land artist had not yet had a solo exhibition in our museum. It is the first time since Tate Britain held a major retrospective of Long's work in 2009 that a large group of his works - sculptures, photographs and text works - will be exhibited. We hope to see you at the opening on Saturday 16 February at 3 pm. Admission to the museum will be free for the entire day. read more

To Do


Come and find a bright spot at De Pont on these dark Thursday evenings! We're open until 8 pm every Thursday, and admission is free after 5 pm. At 5:15 pm a brief explanation of one work from our collection is given during WerkvdWeek. As of 6 pm you're welcome to join other visitors in the museum café for a simple meal known as Eten wat De Pont schaft! Don't forget to reserve online, as seating is limited.

Concert: Mathijn den Duijf and Mathijs Leeuwis

Analogue electronic music, organic soundscapes, tape loops, normal instruments but also ambient noise are all transformed into new landscapes of sound at De Pont by the musicians and lyricists Mathijn den Duijf and Mathijs Leeuwis. In collaboration with November Music and free for visitors to the museum! Sunday 24 February at 1:30 &  2:30 pm.


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