Inhaling Art


Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
5611 NH Eindhoven
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"Smell really is transporting. Seeing, hearing, touching, tasting are just not as powerful as smelling if you want your whole being to go back for a second to something." Andy Warhol about his smell memory collection

At the Van Abbemuseum you can “look at art with their nose”. With Inhaling Art you are confronted with our most under-emphasized sensory experience: the sense of smell. Normally the museum is a place where one only uses his sense of sight to look at works of art. By means of specially developed smells accompanying various works of art, it becomes possible to enter into an intimate relationship with the collection. Warm, spicy aromas and synthetic compositions of smells alternate with each other and you can literally inhale art.

Inhaling Art is developed by Caro Verbeek (art and aroma historian) in cooperation with Jorg Hempenius (aroma jockey). They created this concept in cooperation with the Van Abbemuseum for the collection exhibition The Collection Now.

Photo by Bram Saeys


  • every Tuesdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Wednesdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Thursdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Fridayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Saturdayfrom 11:00 to 17:00
  • every Sundayfrom 11:00 to 17:00


  • from €6.00 to €12.00


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