VANEPS is a loyal supporter of preserving cultural heritage of the Dutch Caribbean, We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring the new exhibition of ‘Henkes on Curacao’. His art takes you into the world of colors, light and the everyday life of Curacao. The Grand Opening of the exhibition will take place on the 21st and 22nd of September and is open to public from 25th of September until the 12th of January 2019.

Curacao conquered his heart when he came to the island in late 1945 and it had a lasting influence on his work. More than 30 paintings by Dolf Henkes have been brought to Curacao from the Netherlands, and are now on view alongside artworks from Curacaoan collections at three different locations. The Curaçao Museum is mainly showing the cultural scene in the 1950s, The Curaçao Maritime Museum presents a number of harbour scenes and the Instituto Buena Bisa (IBB) is focusing on the human side. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the work of Dolf Henkes.The exhibition is organized by the Henkes Foundation and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands in partnership with the Curacao Museum, Instituto Buena Bisa (IBB), the Curacao Maritime Museum and Fundashon Plataforma Kultural (education).

Fundashon Plataforma Kultural is organizing an extensive educational art program for secondary-school pupils on Bonaire and Curaçao. School pupils will learn about visiting artists and their influence on the islands and the Dutch artist Dolf Henkes (1903-1989) in particular. 

More information about the exhibition can be found in the flyer

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