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Friends of the museum

Mondriaan is looking for Friends. For discussion, conviviality and support. From young to old, blonde to grey, rural to urban; everyone is welcome. As a Friend of Mondriaan, you become involved in our museum activities and make a vital contribution to special loans, restorations of masterpieces and the creation of our latest exhibitions.

“Friends are important to the museum! Not only because their donation is an additional source of income, but especially because the existence of a Friends group shows that the museum has broad support from residents of Winterswijk and people from ‘outside’. In addition, being a Friend of Pete is fun and interesting: you get invitations to tours, openings, lectures and courses.”

Thijs, chairman of the Board of Friends


Are you enthusiastic about the museum? Support Villa Mondrian, join our circle of over 220 Friends and discover the many benefits.

Sign up as a friend

All friendships at a glance

Friend | € 40 per year

  • Unlimited free access with the entrance pass
  • Invitation to exclusive exhibition openings
  • Discount on lectures and courses
  • Receiving the Letter from Piet
  • Annual Friends Activity

Duo Friend | € 60 per year

  • All benefits of the Friend membership, but for two people

Winterswijk Friend | € 125 per year

  • All benefits of the Membership Duo Friend + 4 free tickets to give as a present

Paris Friend | €250 per year

  • All benefits of being a “Duo Friend” + 8 free tickets as a gift

New York Friend | €750 per year

  • All benefits of being a “Duo Friend” + 10 free tickets as a gift
  • Invitation to all official openings
  • One-time free use of the meeting room in the museum

Master of Mondriaan | €2000 per year | Duration of min. 2 years

  • All benefits of being a Friend
  • Invitation to all official openings
  • Free use of the meeting room in the museum two days a year; other days 25% discount
  • Name on the website
  • Free use of the Villa Mondriaan logo in communications

Meester van Mondriaan room partner | €5000 per year – Minimum term: 2 years

  • All benefits associated with the Meester van Mondriaan membership
  • Company name linked to an exhibition hall chosen by the Meester (in consultation with the director)

Would you like to know more? Then contact info@villamondriaan.nl

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Experience more as a Friend

Being a Friend of Mondriaan has its advantages! As a Friend, you have unlimited free admission, receive a discount on lectures and courses, are invited to exclusive guided tours and go on annual outings with all the Friends. There is something for everyone: for example, a painting workshop in the museum garden, the Mondriaan Cycle Route through the Achterhoek landscape or a visit to other museums.

“Why am I a Friend of museum Villa Mondriaan? Firstly, because I care about art and culture. Furthermore, I like the fact that through a relatively small museum you can pass on art to a wide audience. There is more than the Stedelijk and the Van Gogh Museum.

The Achterhoek has a lot to offer in terms of tourism, nature, geology and club life. Art also deserves a place here. A museum cannot do without Friends who support its objective. By being in contact with these Friends and taking fun excursions, we enjoy art together in our special coulisse landscape!”

Johan, Duo-Friend

During a Friends activity, the Friends of Mondriaan attended the opening of the exhibition Nocturnal. There they had the unique opportunity to be the first to view the exhibition together with Marie-José Jongerius and to talk with her about her work as a photographer.

In 2021, our Friends went on a Toorop excursion to Nijmegen. During this excursion they visited the Titus Brandsma Memorial, where the Apostle window designed by Toorop was on display, and attended a lecture by our junior curator Jet Sloterdijk on the artist’s life and oeuvre. The excursion concluded with the city walk Art on the Street, which took the Friends past the many art objects in the upper and lower city of Nijmegen.

In 2018, our Friends and our volunteers visited the Gemeentemuseum (now Kunstmuseum) in The Hague. Here they were given a tour of the exhibition Aan Zee (By the Sea) about painters who were intrigued by the Zeeland coast at the beginning of the 20th century. This featured work by Piet Mondrian, Jan Toorop, Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig and Jacoba van Heemskerck. In the afternoon, they visited museum Beelden aan Zee, located on Scheveningen beach, and which included work by the recently deceased painter and sculptor Armando.

With the many benefits, we thank our Friends for their support of our museum. Their contribution directly benefits Villa Mondriaan’s museum objectives. Recently our Friends contributed to:

  • The special loan of the then unknown portrait of Betsy Bergman-Cavalini, created by Piet Mondriaan in 1901.
  • The light object designed by Stang Gubbels and Job Rompa that illuminates the museum’s entrance.

“I’m super proud of Villa Mondriaan. I always take my art-loving friends from around the country for a tour with fascinating explanations, as well as my non-art-loving friends, and always their eyes open and they have a fun experience. What a wonderful gem this is, what quality and what fun too it is to sit together in that originally decorated cafe.”

Christine, Friend

the benefits of your friendship

  • Unlimited free entry
  • Exclusive friends tours
  • Invitations to friends activities
  • discounts on lectures and courses
  • The monthly friends newsletter

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