The extensive collection of Pygmalion gallery consists of high-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from 1850 to 1950. Founded in 1997 by art historian Jaap Versteegh and his wife Joke van Veen, there has always been great attention for the art-historical value of the artworks. Each object, therefore, tells a unique story and as experts in fine art, Pygmalion also offers many possibilities for the beginning art collector. The gallery is located in a monumental building at the Vecht in Maarssen. Here, thematic exhibitions are organized on a regular basis.
Pygmalion invites you to go on a journey through its collection during the Amsterdam Art & Antiques Week. The special presentation ‘Connecting Cultures’ shows an extraordinary selection of artworks, in which travelling artist from the past have been inspired by distant countries and various cultures in all their manifestations.
In addition to ‘Connecting Cultures’, the Galatea Foundation will also be represented. Established in 2018, the foundation aims to ensure artistic, cultural integration of artists with a recent migration history, being former refugees with a residence status, who have settled in the Netherlands. The winners of the recent Galatea Art Prize will present their work as part of this presentation.
Hans von Bartels, Japanese Tea House, 1907, watercolour and gouache, 45 x 32 cm, (signed and dated) (image mirrored)