Starting June 1st 2007 there is a new exhibition on display at Landhuis Bloemhof entitled “Collecting A to Z”. It is an exhibition featuring works of art from the private collection of May & Max Henriquez. The hobby of collecting includes seeking, locating, acquiring, organizing, cataloging, displaying, storing, and maintaining whatever items are of interest to the individual collector. At first glance the collection of May & Max Henriquez is a general art collection, meaning that there is not ONE theme, subject or genre to which it adheres. When we take a closer look however we see many themes emerging, for instance the collection contains a large number of Haitian paintings and objects d’art; substantial collections of work by native artists Ocalia, Juliana and Nepomuceno; several paintings by Venezuelan painters; many works with women as subjects and so forth. For this exhibition we have chosen 26 works of art purely based on the alphabet. However, to show the diversity of the collection, we have also included pieces made of different types of materials, works by well known and lesser known artists, art by local and international artists. The artists represented are Appel, Boissonnas, Carvallo, van Dranen, Etungat, Fritz, Gosselink, Henderikse, Ibarra, Juliana, Karahalios, Lam, Montiel, Nepomuceno, Ocalia, Picasso, Quintana, Reverón, St. Hubert, Tebó, Unknown, Valenti, Wagemaker, X (is a surprise), Yang and finally Zadkine. In addition we have included the private stories behind the selected works to illustrate how the collection was built and to focus attention on specific aspects of the art of collecting. We have also made a selection of books about the artists represented in the exhibition, which can be consulted in our library. "Collecting A to Z" can be viewed at Landhuis Bloemhof from June 1st to August 10th 2007 during our regular visiting hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 1 pm. We are located at Santa Rosaweg 6, parking at Tap Maar In. For additional information please call 737-5775.