The Frans Hals Museum has had a tradition of decorating its exhibition rooms and corridors in the spring with floral bouquets and other flower arrangements. Part of the background of this tradition is that Haarlem, situated as it is in the bulb district, has long been known as a ‘flower city’.
Every year the presentation is further enhanced by the use of a special theme or exhibition. This year the extraordinarily designed vases by glass artist Bernard Heesen have been chosen and he has created a series of new works of art for this presentation, inspired by the architecture of the 17th century building.
The flowers and bouquets in the museum are arranged and tended by Friends of the Frans Hals Museum.