White gem in green Museumpark

Museum for international Expressionism in one of Rotterdam’s most beautiful villas. The Chabot Museum has an important collection of works by Dutch expressionist Henk Chabot (1894-1949) and is housed in one of Rotterdam’s most beautiful villas. The peaceful homely atmosphere of this listed monument built in 1938 does perfect justice to Chabot’s paintings and sculptures and to works by his contemporaries and present-day kindred spirits. Expressionism and the inter-war period are central to the museum’s temporary exhibitions. The gardens surrounding the building and the other villas scattered around Museum Park are part of an oasis of green in the very centre of Rotterdam.

The Villa

The striking white villa was designed in 1938 by architect G.W. Baas, who worked many years for the renowned architects...

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08.10.16 - 19.02.17: Bauhaus Dessau - Branding Rotterdam

Paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic design from the Bauhaus Dessau collection, displayed alongside the ‘ultramodern’ work of Henk Chabot and his contemporaries. The Chabot Museum will exhibit an extensive selection of work from artists studying at Bauhaus under the instruction of greats such as Kandinsky, Itten and Klee. This exhibition provides an initial introduction that gives unique insights and perspective on the international avant-garde in Dessau and Rotterdam.
The passionate impulse to experiment, innovate and change and the pursuant discovery of new visual solutions to help create a new world are central to this exhibition. This exhibition is part of Simultaneity of Modernity, the cooperation between UNESCO world heritage sites Van Nelle Factory and Bauhaus Dessau.


Simultaan Modernisme

Tijdens Simultaan Modernisme bezoekt u met één combiticket vier modernistische parels in Rotterdam (met bijbehorende tentoonstellingen): UNESCO Werelderfgoed Van Nellefabriek,...


A leading architectural landmark in Rotterdam city of architecture is the Van Nelle Factory that is now almost 90 years old. It is considered worldwide to be one of the icons of Modernism. This period between the two world wars is characterised by innovation in the fields of architecture, design, urban development and visuals arts. After the Van Nelle Factory was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 21 June 2014, the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and Stichting Werelderfgoed Van Nellefabriek joined forces to breathe new life into their historically close ties. The Simultaneity of Modernity- Simultanität der Moderne project forms the kick-off of this rekindled relationship. It is a joint project of the Van Nelle Factory (Bauhaus), the Museumpark Villas - Sonneveld House Museum & Chabot Museum - and Kiefhoek District. Visitors will be able to visit a range of exhibitions and presentations that will together provide a clear overview of the key developments of the Modernism period.

Rotterdam Museumpark Ticket

Visit all the museums in the Rotterdam Museumpark for € 27,50 and save at least € 24,-.
Chabot Museum, Museum Boijmans, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Het Natuurhistorisch.