Bongerd 18
6411 JM Heerlen


Tuesday → Sunday 11:00h → 17:00h


Adults → € 6,-
CJP, students, 65+ years, volunteers, members Muziekschool and Parkstad Limburg Bibliotheken → € 5,-
Groups (min. 9 persons) → € 5,-
-18 years, Dutch Museumcard, Vrienden van SCHUNCK* → free admission

SCHUNCK*, situated in Heerlen at the heart of the Euregion, is a multidisciplinary institute devoted to contemporary visual art, architecture, music, literature and film - and all imaginable crossovers between the disciplines – manifested by means of presentations, collections and educational projects. A modern public library and music school also rank amongst the amenities at SCHUNCK*, both working in modern-day fashion to promote reading enjoyment and musical learning. SCHUNCK* is housed in the historic Glaspaleis, the “glass palace” built by architect Frits Peutz in 1935.

Current Exhibitions

  • 16.10.2017

    RAAAF - The end of sitting

    Sitting is the new smoking. For this reason, Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances (RAAAF) created THE END OF SITTING, an art installation that encourages visitors to explore fifteen different standing positions. This innovative concept is at the crossroads of healthcare and welfare, work, design, architecture, and visual art. more

  • 28.01.2018

    Femmy Otten

    Femmy Otten (b. 1981) has taken the bit between her teeth and bedecked the stairwell that connects the five storeys of the SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis with her fragile drawings and wall sculptures. The mystical, transcendental and religious elements in her murals touch a raw nerve. This is what Femmy Otten herself says about her works in SCHUNCK*:

  • 02.02.2019

    Basquiat, the artist and his New York Scene

    The exhibition is all about the life and work of the young Basquiat in 1979 to 1980. The exhibition consists of four elements: 1) The Basquiat Before Basquiat ; East 12th Street, 1979-1980 exhibition will be brought in its entirety from the United States from the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; a European premiere! It features early works, objects and documentation of Basquiat’s formative years before he made his breakthrough. 2) Times Square Show; a show that marked the emergence of a cross-over culture and the ‘urban culture’; Basquiat‘s breakthrough . 3) The third part reflects on the Dutch reception of Basquiat and the artists of the Times Square Show. The influence of this movement on Dutch collections, painters and the graffiti scene is highlighted. 4) a complementary program full of talks, performances, guided tours etc.

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