Museumnacht Den Haag
07.10.2023, 20:00 — 01:00
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Museum Night 2023

Exhibitions and events
07.10.2022, 20:00 — 01.00 hrs.
West Den Haag in the former American Embassy, Lange Voorhout 102, The Hague

West Den Haag is based in the former American embassy in the heart of the Museumkwartier The Hague. The National Monument by architect Marcel Breuer has been made available by the municipality to West. We pay a lot of attention to the exhibitions, the events, the building and the artists, in which dialogue is of great importance. West Den Haag is open 5 days a week.

For Museumnacht 2023 we offer you a special program of exhibitions, speed tours, escape rooms and a Bauhaus workshop. By presenting and questioning contemporary art, we show the impact of art on society. West connects young and old art lovers and anyone who is curious about contemporary art. Come and get inspired!

Bauhaus Workshop
The embassy building was designed by Marcel Breuer. He was part of Bauhaus, an international group of artists, craftsmen and architects. Their credo was: helping society through art. 'Bauhaus is precisely not a style, not a system, dogma or canon, not a recipe and not a fashion!' With this statement by Walter Gropius in mind, we research and create art, architecture and design in which nothing is fixed and everything is possible. Are you in?

Escape Rooms
Discover the former US Embassy in a unique way. Three different rooms in the different corners of the building have been transformed into Escape Rooms. Only by formulating answers together and solving riddles about art can you escape. Or will you be able to find the secret route out? West's exhibitions in this monumental building provide a special interaction between contemporary art, architecture and the recent history of The Hague. The combination of these three perspectives is the inspiration for the Escape Rooms. Suitable for everybody 12+.

Speed Tours
The American embassy was designed by the famous architect Marcel Breuer. The national monument is an icon for perhaps the most influential cultural movement of the 20th century: Bauhaus. During the Museumnacht, our expert guides give guided tours showing the special library, the auditorium, the conference room and the ambassador's room. The speed tour lasts 30 minutes.

A Lingering Game
The A.L.C. Collective is presenting their first work ‘Gaps we want you to feel – a lingering game’. The young artists Anna Zimante, Louis Touraille and Charlotte Kremberg introduce a performative art-installation which you will be confronted with the limits of your own ‘conformism’. Based on administrative processes, an undertaking we are all familiar with, ‘Gaps’ guides you to a cosmos of isoloirs and form-filling to question institutional structures.