Gelderse Museum Day with Het Wilde Oog (The Wild Eye)

Admission to the Kröller-Müller Museum is free on the Gelderse Museum Day, Saturday 18 October. The Gelderse Museum Day is an initiative of the Province of Gelderland. On this day, a great many museums in Gelderland offer an extensive programme. At the Kröller-Müller Museum we have workshops by Het Wilde Oog, which are open to all ages free of charge. A valid admission ticket is all that’s needed to participate. The museum itself can be visited for free on 18 October, but access to the Hoge Veluwe National Park costs the regular admission fee.

Het Wilde Oog workshops

De kunst van Wild Kijken & Lenig Denken (The art of Wild Looking and Nimble Thinking). Under the motto ‘Wild Looking & Nimble Thinking’, Theatre Atelier Het Wilde Oog (Hans Lemmerman and Inge van Run) seek special encounters between theatre, visual art and the Spakenburgse Divas (women in Spakenburg traditional costume). Het Wilde Oog challenges visitors to engage in the dialogue with visual art and theatre, resulting in exciting photographic portraits that take a fresh look at the museum’s collection.

There will be three different workshops:
11.00-11.45 hrs: near the entrance at Carel Visser work (Large Auschwitz, 1967). Become part of a ritual with real Spakenburg (costume) elements in relation to one of the museum’s works of art. An occasion for an artistic portrait in the presence of the Spakenburgse Divas and Het Wilde Oog.

13.30-14.1513.30-14.15 hrs: at the Rietveld pavilion (1964/65). Meet the Spakenburgse Divas! Ever wonder why they still wear traditional costume? What they think about art? What would you like to ask them out of curiosity or incredulity? After their performance, the public is invited to talk with these remarkable ladies.

15.00-15.4515.00-15.45 hrs: in the sculpture garden at the work by Jean Arp (Cloud Shepherd, 1953). How do you make an exciting theatrical portrait in relation to a work of art? Children together with their parents direct a new photographic portrait with the sculpture Cloud Shepherd in the leading role. An exciting composition is sought using special attributes. The process and end result is photographed.

There is also a continuous film and photography presentation by Het Wilde Oog and on entering the museum everyone can participate in a design commission (with prize contest), based on a work by Stanley Brouwn.

Besides the special activities of Het Wilde Oog, families can also make a voyage of discovery in the sculpture garden with the museum’s detective game (from 4 years old).

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Image: The 'Spakenburgse Diva's' in the sculpture garden (photo: Het Wilde Oog, photographer Wout Nooitgedagt)