The collection provides a fascinating overview of visual art in the 20th century. From the Interbellum through Frisian Expressionism to contemporary art. The emphasis is on art from the Interbellum (period between the two World Wars) and the story of the Rinsema brothers from Drachten. They came into contact with the international avant-garde and brought representatives of De Stijl and Dada to this region. The collection includes works by such resounding names as Theo van Doesburg and Kurt Schwitters.
Since 2018, Museum Dr8888 has had a museum home: Van Doesburg-Rinsema House. Over 100 years ago, Drachten acquired a new neighbourhood in the colours of De Stijl. Municipal architect de Boer designed these houses and asked Theo van Doesburg to come up with colour schemes for the inside and outside. Drachten thus becomes the beginning of Theo’s career as an artist-architect at home and abroad. The bright primary colours cause a stir and the houses are given the name ‘Parrot Neighbourhood’. The museum house at Torenstraat 3 is now a national monument and is within walking distance of the museum.