Jan Cunen Museum | Power Women

Jan Cunen Museum – Power Women - Iconic Sculptures Margot Homan, October 1, 2017 - January 14, 2018. With the reopening of the newly renovated Jan Cunen Museum, the museum presents a period of "power women", both from an artistic point of view and from a social context....

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1 October to 14 January 2018
Come and visit the exhibition on 1 October, the sculptress will be present that day.
The exhibition is open from 1 October 2017 to 14 January 2018.

The Power Women theme starts with three exhibitions: ‘Iconic – Sculptures by Margot Homan’, ‘Vrouwen van Oranje – Portraits of Five Queens’, ‘Naked Emotion’ – Photographer Micky Hoogendijk and the presentation ‘The Pill of Oss!’.

With the reopening of the newly renovated Jan Cunen Museum, the museum presents a period of “power women”, both from an artistic point of view and from a social context. Exhibitions, educational projects and border programms are colored by this theme: at the core of this theme is represented by women who play or have played an inspirational, guiding or binding role in the arts or in society.

Location: Museum Jan Cunen Molenstraat 65 Oss

Iconic – Sculptures by Margot Homan

The sculptress Margot Homan (who was born and raised in Oss) exhibits bronze and marble women. Her statues look seemingly classic and the famous art historian Ernst H. Gombrich stated: “It is truly a comfort that such a mastery still exists.” Homan knows how to display women in an iconic manner: universal and idealized, generating a superhuman atmosphere around her sculptures, decisively and serene simultaneously.

Vrouwen van Oranje – Portraits of five queens
The exhibition “Vrouwen van Oranje – Portraits of Five Queens” presents a historical overview of five generations of power women: Dutch Queens Emma, Wilhelmina, Juliana, Beatrix and Máxima. At the same time, the exhibition offers an extensive historical overview of various artists, styles and media from the late nineteenth century to the present: Emma posed for Jan Toorop, Thérèse Schwartze portrayed Wilhelmina, Juliana stood portrait for Sierk Schröder, Marte Röling painted Beatrix and Erwin Olaf Máxima. This portraiture gallery also gives insight into the way women over the years wanted to be presented to the public.

Naked emotion – Photographer Micky Hoogendijk
Her work is more than just photography. The layering in Micky’s magical photographs give depth: “I take my subjects and myself on a provocative journey, with fundamental questions about life and our existence,” says the Hoogendijk (based in Los Angeles). After a career as a model and actress, she found her calling: photography. In her woman’s image, she also exposes herself: her personal strength and vulnerability come in together. Micky Hoogendijk is the woman she is photographing.

Opening hours
Monday through Sunday 11.00 – 17.00