March 21, 2018 – Ambassador Hoekstra and his wife, Diane visited the Voorlinden Museum and Gardens to familiarize themselves with the American Embassy’s new neighbor. The Voorlinden is an influential local museum that connects people, art, nature, and architecture.
Established in 2016, the museum showcases modern and contemporary art and wants to be “an oasis of tranquility in the hectic city where people can go marvel and be surprised.” The Museum collects, presents, keeps, manages, conserves, restores, and publishes modern and contemporary art, both on its own premises and elsewhere.
Currently visitors can see the first European exhibition by American traditional craftsman and sculptor Martin Puryear (1941), laureate of the National Medal of Arts (2011). This exhibition runs until May 27, 2018.
Following the tour, Ambassador Hoekstra tweeted, “Diane and I saw the beautiful exhibit by American sculptor Martin Puryear today at @Voorlinden museum. We’re thrilled to have such an oasis of culture near @usembthehague in Wassenaar. We cannot wait to see the gardens in full bloom. Thank you for the tour.”