Villa Mondriaan starts art year with exhibition series
Villa Mondrian is included in the list of breeding sites of the Dutch art movement De Stijl. The Winterswijkse museum collaborates with other Gelderland museums such as Kroller-Muller. Under the name ‘Mondrian to Dutch Design’ is a today an art year started in Winterswijk, where the development of the style is shown to the internationally renowned Dutch Design.
The style began in 1917 with the magazine. To the art movement were artists like Piet Mondrian, Gerrit Rietveld, Bart van der Leck and Theo van Doesburg connected. Dutch Design is the last 25 years become internationally known names of designers such as Piet Hein Eek, Marcel Wanders, Joep van Lieshout and Maarten Baas.
Villa Mondrian is part of a series of museums throughout the Netherlands spend a year at Mondrian attention to Dutch Design. In Gelderland that further Municipal Arnhem, CODA Apeldoorn, Kröller-Müller in Otterlo and City Museum Harderwijk.
The exhibits (twenty in the Netherlands) are brought to the attention internationally. The goal is the growing number of tourists coming to seduce to the Netherlands to visit places outside the main attraction of Amsterdam.
Villa Mondrian in Winterswijk is bilingual (Dutch and German), there are also guided tours in English. The museum descriptions are also conducted in English from 2017. Of the 15,000 visitors now is about 30 per cent from abroad, mainly Germany.