H’Art Museum Amsterdam and Rotating Art Exhibitions

H’ART Museum in Amsterdam does not have its own collection but exhibits art borrowed from renowned international museums. A visit to the museum is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with a variety of different forms of art.

H’ART Museum and Art on Loan

Most museums have too many art works to have on permanent display and hold many true treasures in storage. The H’ART Museum takes advantage of this by collaborating with three world-famous museums and organizes exhibitions showing art from the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the British Museum in London and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington.

Centre Pompidou is best known for modern and contemporary art, the British Museum brings together the cultures of the world, and SAAM is the premier museum of American arts and crafts

Exhibition Agenda

2023 – Video installation ‘Clubbing’ by Martine Gutierrez (1989) from the Smithonian American Art Museum
2024 – Works by the Russian-French painter Wassily Kandinsky, from the Centre Pompidou.
2025 – Paintings from The Leiden Collection, a private collections of 17th-century Dutch art, including a large number of works by Rembrandt.
2026 – Feminist Power with works from the British Museum.

H’ART Museum formerly known as the Hermitage

Until September 2023, the H’ART Museum was known as the Hermitage Amsterdam. This museum did not have its own collection either, but borrowed art from the Russian Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and severed links after the Russian invasion in Ukraine. As the Amsterdam Museum did no longer wanted to be associated with the Saint-Petersburg Museum, they also changed their name.

H’Art Museum in the Amstelhof

The Amstelhof was built as almshouses around a courtyard and provided shelter and care for poor, elderly people, mainly women and later also for men. The building located on the Amstel is an example of Dutch classicist architecture and was built in the late 17th century. It opened its doors in 1683.

The residents had their own room and were provided with basic necessities. Over time, the building underwent several renovations and modifications to meet the changing needs of its residents.
In the 21st century, it was decided that the building was no longer fit for purpose for which it was originally built. In 2007, the last residents left the Amstelhof.

After its closure, the building was renovated and transformed into a cultural institution. In 2009, it opened as “Hermitage Amsterdam,” an annex of the famous Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. As a cultural centre, the Hermitage Amsterdam regularly showed works of art and historical objects from the collections of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. In 2022, Hermitage Amsterdam severed ties with Saint Petersburg.

Address: H’ART Museum, Amstel 51, Amsterdam
Open: 7 days a week from 10.00-17.00

 

Photo Marianne Crone