Flowers in the Frans Hals Museum
Every spring the Frans Hals Museum is adorned with flowers and bouquets. In the courtyard daffodils and rare tulips come into bloom. Flowers featured in paintings also receive special attention.
This year, as every year, the display has a special theme. Geer Pouls, the conceptual father of the Brutto Gusto (bad taste) flower shop in Rotterdam, is the guest curator. Pouls is originally a florist and currently investigating the unexplored territory between flower arranging and fine art. His floral installations in halls 2, 11 and 21 were made using pieces from the Frans Hals Museum collection of contemporary ceramics as well as works by ceramist/sculptor Guido Geelen. The other halls in the museum are decorated with flower bouquets made by members of the Friends of the Frans Hals Museum.