Wallen Festival: Tours

22 June – 23 June 2024

Learn more about the exhibition A Veil as a Glaze by Ana Navas.

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On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, the old town will celebrate the 2nd edition of the Wallen Festival. With the festival programme booklet, the Oude Kerk will be freely accessible on both days. The programme booklets are available at the entrance of the Oude Kerk, at the Wallen Festival market stall on the Nieuwmarkt, and at other participating locations.

We are organising a special programme of guided tours of the current exhibition, A Veil as a Glaze by artist Ana Navas. Read more about the exhibition here.

Tour start times:
14:00, 15:00 (tours last 40 minutes)
Free, please register at the entrance of the Oude Kerk.

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About A Veil as a Glaze
Learn more about the work of artist Ana Navas and her exhibition during one of our guided tours. In A Veil as a Glaze, artist Ana Navas explores travelling motifs in our visual culture. Navas presents a series of glass sculptures that consist of collages of patterns she borrowed from the floral motif of the eighteenth-century wallpaper in the Spiegelkamer, the room where Rembrandt signed his marriage certificate. These patterns also appear in his portraits of Saskia as the Roman goddess Flora, Saskia being his wife and muse who was buried in the church. Navas investigates in her work how our view of the world is always influenced by our personal history, time, and environment.

About the Wallen Festival

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, cultural and social organisations and businesses in the Wallen will open their doors to the neighbourhood. Wander along the narrow canals and through the picturesque alleys, enjoy live music, taste local delicacies, follow a mini-workshop, and visit one of the many unique historical locations. More than 60 locations are participating with programmes that are as varied and colourful as the neighbourhood. View the full programme here.