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Current exhibitions

Discover the international poster art!

In addition to the permanent collection, the Dutch Museum of Lithography regularly highlights a special artist or a specific theme with a new exhibition.

From October 8 2022 until February 19 2023, the exhibition ‘Wonderland: the Magical East’ is on display!

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Wonderland

The Magical East

October 8 2022 until February 19 2023

This expo at the Dutch Museum of Lithography gives you a new perspective on the Western representation of the East in art and lithography: from the fairy tale of Aladin to the Orient Express. Extraordinary works of art are on display from the Singer Laren and Rijksmuseum.

Exotic Wonderland

An interest in other cultures is an age-old phenomenon. In this respect, the magical East has always held great appeal for the West. The exhibition ‘Wonderland: the Magical East’ shows how artists from the West from the 19th century onwards found an artistic interpretation for the East. Its influences continue to simmer even into the 21st century.

Dutch artists like Kees van Dongen and Marius Bauer illustrate the well-known tales of One Thousand and One Nights, while Willem Hofker and Willem Dooijewaard depict the beauty of the Dutch East Indies. Some artists show a realistic record of their travels, while others depict mainly oriental stereotypes.

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200 years of lithography

The amazing world of lithography

Permanent exhibition

The Dutch Museum of Lithography is the only museum in the world on the art of stone printing and lithography. Since 2001, the museum has been responsible for the preservation of this graphic heritage. This is partly due to the impressive collection assembled by the museum’s founder, Peter-Louis Vrijdag M Sc.

The museum collection of the Dutch Museum of Lithography includes book illustrations, cartography, advertising posters and lithography by famous artists such as Alphonse Mucha, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Kees van Dongen en Jan Sluijters, but also playing cards, labels, postcards, prints, caricatures and (satirical) magazines.

We would also like you to discover how lithography has developed into today’s world of mass image communication. From the first hand presses and the immense speed presses of the 19th and 20th centuries, to today’s microchip technology.

Come and visit our museum and workshop, and experience the art and technique of lithography yourself!

DISCOVER OUR COLLECTION

Organising a company outing?

Special arrangements for groups and guided tours can be discussed (also outside of regular opening hours).

Please contact our office by phone: +31 (0)40 204 98 41 or by e-mail: info@steendrukmuseum.nl. Office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Visit the museum at home

Visit the online exhibition of Alphonse Mucha, the undisputed master of art nouveau!

Alphonse Mucha

Master of art nouveau

Virtual tour

Around 1900, artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) created his own style in cosmopolitan Paris. Le Style Mucha became synonymous with French art nouveau.

His first innovative 1894 lithograph for the play Gismonda, starring Parisian theatre star actress Sarah Bernhardt, made Mucha instantly famous. His lithographs with graceful lines, fresh pastel tones and lush motifs of sensual, melancholy women grew to become icons of the fin de siècle.

A retrospective of his magnificent lithographic work was on display at the Dutch Museum of Lithography between 21 March 2020 and 10 January 2021, and is still to be visited virtually!

Virtual museum tour

Did you miss the exhibition about Alphonse Mucha, or would you like to look at all the artworks again at your leisure? Then take a digital stroll through this special exhibition in the Dutch Museum of Lithography!

VISIT THE ONLINE EXHIBITION

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Explore the world of stone printing at the Dutch Museum of Lithography! Plan your visit and book your tickets online.

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