Museum Beelden aan Zee

Museum Beelden aan Zee

The Hague | Netherlands

About the Museum

Beelden aan Zee ("Images/sculptures by the sea") museum in the Scheveningen district of The Hague, founded in 1994 by the sculpture collectors Theo and Lida Scholten, is the only Dutch museum which specializes in exhibiting sculpture.

The museum shows contemporary international and national sculpture. The curators organize new exhibitions three or more times per year in its large circular main space. The museum features works by Karel Appel, Wim Quist, Man Ray, and Fritz Koenig. The mission of the museum is to use a mix of forms and materials in the works express "the human experience."

Since 2004, the museum building also houses the Sculptuur Instituut ("Sculpture Institute"), a research institute on contemporary sculpture. The institute library is accessible during museum opening hours.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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