CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Het Noordbrabants Museum Acquires a Large Private Collection on Long-Term Loan

Het Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s Hertogenbosch announced a long-term loan agreement with the JK Art Foundation, a Dutch private collection of over 550 works dating from 1500 to the present day.

The collection contains artworks from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the Northern and Southern Netherlands. These include paintings by Jan Brueghel the Younger, Adriaen Coorte, Dirck van Delen, Jan van Goyen, Peter Paul Rubens and Michael Sittow.

In addition, the JK Art Foundation holds many works from the first half of the twentieth century, including work by Mondriaan, Brancusi, Picasso, Dalí, Modigliani and Magritte. Contemporary artists are represented by Marlene Dumas, Anish Kapoor, Luc Tuymans and Olafur Eliasson.


“A dream come true!”, said Charles de Mooij, director of Het Noordbrabants Museum, describing the JK Art Foundation’s pledge to transfer its full collection to the museum, in time. Het Noordbrabants Museum and the JK Art Foundation have been working together for many years. Since 2010, the museum has frequently exhibited works from this private collection, both in support of exhibitions and in presenting its permanent collection.

A selection of 100 modern works from the collection can be seen from 18 December 2021 to 26 February 2022 the exhibition The Discovery of the Present.