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Tegendraads (Against the Grain)

SCHUNCK Glass Palace
(Museum (-1))

22-09-2020 t/m 21-02-2021

Entree: €6,50

Category: Visual arts

Audience: Adults

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In the context of the Aad de Haas - 100th Anniversary year, for the first time in years, SCHUNCK Museum is bringing together a large part of Aad de Haas' oeuvre. This is an intimate look into the quirky mind and passionate heart of this artist, who occupies a prominent position in Dutch art history.

More than 250 works underline the versatility of De Haas, which expressed itself in different styles and techniques, with a sense of purpose and commitment as a common thread. De Haas expressed this time and again in themes ranging from mysticism, power and activism to homesickness, desire and (fear of) death. These themes are still relevant and titillating today. De Haas depicted them in their own imaginative and lustful imagery, reminiscent of symbolists such as Gustave Moreau, Odilon Redon and James Ensor. In his working attitude and in his life he was always unruly; activism and autonomy went hand in hand.

Tegendraads shows works from the SCHUNCK collection, from the collections of other museums and from private lenders.

This exhibition is part of the jubilee project Aad de Haas – 100 years. A collaboration between SCHUNCK Museum in Heerlen, the Limburgs Museum in Venlo and Chabot Museum in Rotterdam in honor of the 100th anniversary of this remarkable, non-conformist Limburg artist with Rotterdam roots:  Aad de Haas.

* Please note, parents / supervisors of (young) children: This exhibition includes erotic works. You can encounter these in the pink room.

Brieven aan de hemel - documentary Zorba Huisman

In co-production with L1, the premiere of the film Brieven aan de Hemel (Letters to heaven) by Zorba Huisman, granddaughter of Aad de Haas, will be shown in the museum.

Covid-19 measures

Due to the hygiene measures for corona, we do NOT provide headphones in the museum. Therefore, bring your own headphones with a small plug, or purchase them from the SCHUNCK Museum Shop

Due to the Corona measures, we allow a maximum of 30 people simultaneously in the museum (excluding guided groups and school groups + supervisors). Therefore, book the ticket and time slot for your visit.

Guided tours

Would you like to be shown around by an experienced guide? Our guides can provide a tour in the Dutch, English or German language. View the Museum – Practical information page for the current options.


Theme year

On December 30, 2020, Aad de Haas, the striking, non-conformist Limburg artist with Rotterdam roots, would have turned 100 years old. To honor the artist, SCHUNCK Museum in Heerlen, Limburgs Museum in Venlo and Chabot Museum in Rotterdam are organizing a relay of exhibitions and programming to illuminate Aad de Haas and his work from different perspectives.

View the full program of Aad de Haas – 100 Years here >>
Or view the program folder below (Dutch):





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