The naked Ideal

until 26th November 2023

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Paul Tétar van Elven’ birth, the museum has organised a unique exhibition of his academy drawings of live models. 

Paul studied at the Academies in Amsterdam and The Hague and made many drawings during this period of naked (male) models. 

Paul Tétar van Elven’s drawings give us a window to look back at art education and its ideals in the mid-19th century.

The exhibition also includes some of Paul’s many drawings of plaster models.


Workshops for children

"In Tetar's attic"

Due to Corona restrictions, the workshops for children have stopped temporarily.

On the first Sunday of every month you can get a taste of how it is to be an artist! From 2pm to 4pm there is a creative workshop in the fascinating attic at the Paul Tetar van Elven Museum.

Do you want to decorate the “Chocolate Girl”, that Paul Tetar copied from artist Liotard, or make a doll of Marietje the niece of Paul? Or you could even make a portait of Rembrandt – the choice is yours!

The finished work is, of course, yours to take home.

Cost - € 2.50


School visits

Due to Corona restrictions, the visits have stopped temporarily.

Teachers – come with your class to find out what life was like in the 19th century. Students up to 18 years have free entry to the museum. You can visit us independently, book a regular guided tour, or a special museum lesson. For all of these, you need to reserve beforehand.

There are many educational possibilities based around the house and its collection.

More information is available in our downloadable brochure (in Dutch). Or, contact us for a tailor-made programme.