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Singer Laren

Singer Laren consists of a museum, villa, sculpture garden and theater. The American couple Anna and William Singer built the Villa 'The Wild Swans' here in Laren at the beginning of the last century. Here they received their friends, including many artists. Together they brought together an impressive art collection. In 1956, a museum and a theater were built at the villa.

Museum

The museum features changing exhibitions. The Singer collection includes works from the period 1880-1950 by artists such as Anton Mauve, Jan Sluijters, Kees van Dongen, Leo Gestel and Bart van der Leck. In addition to paintings and works on paper, the collection contains a number of beautiful sculptures, including seven works by Auguste Rodin. This makes Singer the largest collection of this sculptor in the Netherlands, with The Thinker as the highlight.

Sculpture garden

The sculpture garden, which can be visited free of charge, was designed by the internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf and is furnished with sculptures by contemporary Dutch artists who explore the relationship between culture and nature. Each work of art connects with nature in its own unique way.

"Singer Laren is, in the spirit of its founder, the place where arts come together, where we celebrate the arts." Jan Rudolph de Lorm, museum director

Nardinc Collection

In April 2018, Els Blokker announced her donation of the Nardinc Collection to Singer Laren. By combining the collections, Singer Laren is able to show the birth and flowering of Dutch modernism coherently and at the highest level.