From 2022 to 2026, Centraal Museum is settling into Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd, a splendid historical manor just outside the city of Utrecht. Every spring and summer of these five years, the site will host a solo exhibition by a renowned Dutch artist. On the first floor of the manor house, Centraal Museum will mount ‘artist-driven’ exhibitions, whereby the artist is offered an open platform to present works and wishes that resonate with the historical manor chambers. This way, the manor is transformed into a sanctuary for contemporary and experimental art.   

Centraal Museum has a bit of history with this country manor. At the end of the 1980s, when the manor was in dire straits, a number of museum staff decided to step in and organised a number of exhibitions there. 

With this new series of exhibitions, Centraal Museum aims to once again highlight the value of this piece of Utrecht heritage and to contribute to preserving this country manor. We hope to give both art lovers and visitors to the park a memorable experience: a real art treat.

Go here to see the current programme. Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Instead of an admission fee you are asked to make a donation (the Museumkaart is not valid here). Landhuis Oud Amelisweerd is in hibernation from 14 November, to reopen in the spring of 2023.

This five-year programme is a partner project by Hartwig Art Foundation.