Once Upon a Time… The Collection Now

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands


The Van Abbemuseum presents Once Upon a Time… The Collection Now. The exhibition brings together artworks, archives, histories and relations in historical constellations that connect individual artworks to the social and political contexts in which they were made and exhibited.

The works are shown over five floors, starting with a Picasso from 1909 and ending in works from 2013. Never before has the museum exhibited such a comprehensive selection with over 600 elements being brought together to tell stories of aesthetics, ethics and politics over the last 100 years. Besides giving attention to art from the last century, a significant part of the exhibition is devoted to art after 1989 and to new acquisitions not previously shown. The design of the visitors’ experience has also led to a number of surprising interventions in the architecture of the 2003 extension.

  • Open:
    Saturday, 02 November 2013
  • Address:
    Van Abbemuseum, Bilderdijklaan 10 5611 NH Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Mail:
  • Phone:
    +31 40 238 10 00
  • Web:
    Van Abbemuseum
  • Opening hour:
    Tue – Sat | 11am – 5pm
  • Closing day:
    Mon (with the exception of public holidays.); New Year’s Day, King’s Day and Christmas Day.
  • Admission:
    Adults: € 12; Groups of 10 or more: € 9; Students: € 6; Children under 13 years of age: free of charge; Young people from 13-18 years: € 6; Eindhoven city pass (stadspas) holders: € 6; Family pass (2 adults and max. 3 childeren until 18 years): €18; Supersize-voucher: € 3,- addition for full payers gives you a free ticket in the next six months. Holders of ‘Museumkaart’/ Vereniging Rembrandt pas: free of charge; Admission to the library and the Museum Café is free; First Thursday evening of the month from 17.00-21.00: free of charge.
  • Photo credits:
    1.Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin, photo by Peter Cox, Courtesy of Van Abbemuseum; 2. Piet Mondriaan, photo by Peter Cox, Courtesy of Van Abbemuseum; 3. Oliver Ressler, photo by Peter Cox, Courtesy of Van Abbemuseum.




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