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An excellent collection of Dada and De Stijl art
Museum Dr8888’s collection consists of visual art from the early 20th century including works by Theo van Doesburg, Kurt Schwitters, Thijs Rijnsema, Ids Wiersma and many others. Around 1920, Drachten became a special place for the De Stijl movement when prominent painter and architect van Doesburg developed a friendship with the two artist brothers from the town, Evert and Thijs Rijnsema.
Even the homes nearby the museum in the so-called Parrot District are influenced by the colourful art movement. These quirky houses located around Torenstraat are designed by architect Cees Rienks de Boer and was decorated by Van Doesburg in De Stijl’s signature primary colours: red, yellow and blue.