About MU

About MU

The hybrid here, now, and later of visual culture

MU is an explorative presentation platform that operates in a rich international network of creatives who define the liminal space between ‘what art is and what art can be’.

MU initiates, produces and presents rather new works, and surrounds it with an extensive and interdisciplinary secondary program targeted to a broad and rather young audience. MU prioritises introduction to, understanding of, elaboration on, and experiencing hands-on creation, of art.

MU is curious for talent, and challenges talents to be curious. MU provides a platform for artistic research, and development of artists and designers, and helps them to profile themselves internationally.

MU is located in a former Philips factory at Strijp S in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

MU opening hours (during exhibitions)
Monday - Friday    10.00  - 18.00
Saturday                 11.00  - 17.00
Sunday                   13.00  - 17.00

Holiday opening hours
MU is closed on both Christmas days (25 & 26 December), New Year’s day (1 January) and Kingsday (27 April). 
On first and second Easter Day, Ascension Day and Whitsunday (Pinksteren) MU is open from 13.00 – 17.00.

Entrance fee
Regular: € 5,- 
Student: € 3,50
Students Noord-Brabant: Students and docents from Noord-Brabant enjoy free entrance upon presentation of a valid student ID.

< 18: free entrance 
Wednesday: free entrance 
Museumkaart: free entrance 

We Are Public Members enjoy free entrance every last weekend of the month (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
During Dutch Design Week entrance to MU is free for all!

Openings € 3,- (inclusive 1 drink) / free entrance for We Are Public-members.

Visiting address

Torenallee 40-06 (Strijp-S ‘Gerard’ building)

5617 BD Eindhoven



MU is located in a central location in the Strijp-S district of Eindhoven, close-by Eindhoven Strijp-S train station, and Strijp-S busstation.


Click here for directions. 

MU explores the hybrid suburbs of contemporary visual art en is one of the creative driving forces of the Strijp-S region (the former Philips territory close-by downtown Eindhoven). When MU was founded in 1998 it was situated in De Witte Dame (library building of downtown Eindhoven), and moved to the present location in 2013. The former location has been closed since july 2014. 

MU is a charity cause for which financial support of MU could have fiscal benefits for private persons aswel as for corporate institutes/companies. MU is an established ANBI (Dutch fiscal form for charitable organisations) and is exempt/relieved from capital transfer taxes. Private persons who want to support MU can deduct 125% of their donation to MU from their tax reports. Companies that qualify for corporate tax can deduct 150% of their donation to MU from their tax reports. 

Click here for more information about tax benefits with cultural donations.

Policy Plan 2017-2020
Inhoudelijk report 2016

Statuary information
Stichting MU
Torenallee 40-06
5617 BD Eindhoven
RSIN 807144289

President/chairman: Martijn van der Mark
Treasurer: Hans Gijbers
Secretary: Annet Dekker
Member: Bert Dirrix

Angelique Spaninks - Program & Director  
Kor Smeenge & Rene Lavrijsen - Production 
Kyra Melink & Wendy Vosmeer - Office management        
Harm Hofmans - Head of Education
Juliette Verberk & Joni Cousins - Education & Workshops        
Bjorn Maria Telkamp - Facility management & Front desk


MU is structurally supported by:
Ministerie van OCW
Provincie Noord-Brabant
Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven / Gemeente Eindhoven

MU receives project support by:
SIDN Fonds
Mondriaan Fonds
ABN Amro Cultuurfonds
Stichting Janivo

BioArt Laboratories
Studio Tast
We Are Public