Dolf Henkes in Curaçao

Dolf Henkes in Curaçao

The Stichting Henkes and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, together with The Curaçao Museum, Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) and the Maritime Museum Curaçao are organizing:

Henkes in Curaçao

At the end of 1945 the Dutch painter Dolf Henkes (Rotterdam, 1903-1989), set out for Curaçao. He travelled by boat and his stay on the island deeply influenced his work. He left a distinct footprint behind in Curaçao with two monumental murals executed in the chapel of the Sint Elisabeth Hospital (SEHOS) and at Hato International Airport.

For the first time since his departure a large number of his paintings will travel to Curaçao to be exhibited on the island. The paintings will be shown on three different locations: The Curaçao Museum, Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) and The Maritime Museum Curaçao.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, published by LM Publishers: ‘Dolf Henkes en Curaçao’.

The project also includes a program with bus tours, presentations and a boat tour in the harbor.

Program
September 21, 2018: Symposium on ‘passer-by artists’.
Location: Instituto Buena Bista (IBB)

September 22, 2018: Short presentation by Erik Hammerstein.
Location: Maritime Museum Curaçao, with a boat tour.

September 22, 2018: Opening by Mrs. drs Marylin Alcalla-Wallé, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports.
Location: The Curaçao Museum.

Dolf Henkes Bustour
October 20 and November 24, 2018.

Dolf Henkes Lectures
October 11, 2018: Lecture by Rien te Hennepe in the SNIP-gallery of the Curaçao Museum.
November 8, 2018: Lecture by Christel Monsanto in the SNIP-gallery of the Curaçao Museum.
December 6, 2018: Lecture by Rien te Hennepe in the SNIP-gallery of the Curaçao Museum.

The exhibition opens on September 22, 2018 and remains till January 12, 2019.

 

Post and photographs by: Josée Thissen-Rojer.