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Visit the Adi Da Museum of Art for a moment of silence – by experiencing the art of Adi Da Samraj yourself. Find stillness and beauty and perhaps even, for a moment, forget yourself through the transcendental art of spiritual teacher and artist Adi Da Samraj.
In this time of constant distraction, of an ever growing pool of technical devices and media platforms screaming for our attention, it is becoming ever more difficult to be truly still and mindful.

In the Adi Da Museum of Art you are welcome to come and find… a beautiful moment of silence.



Adi Da Samraj (1939–2008) created art for over forty years with a single intention: the visual communication of truth, and the means to draw the viewer beyond separateness into the paradox of ‘indivisible unity.’ In addition to his artistic work, Adi Da Samraj is a widely recognized spiritual teacher who produced many volumes of spiritual writings.

Adi Da graduated from Columbia University in 1961 with a BA in philosophy, and from Stanford University in 1966 with an MA in English literature. His master’s thesis was a study of the core issues in modernism focusing on Gertrude Stein and the painters of the same period.

Adi Da began his first serious photographic work in the early 1960s. From the mid 60s to 90s he produced a diverse body of drawings, paintings, and sculptural forms. 1998 marked the beginning of an intensive six-year period of photographic and videographic work, moving from black and white to highly saturated color, and featuring multiple exposures composed in-camera. His primary bodies of work from this period use the figurative form and other archetypes to address the deepest issues of human existence.

In 2006 the artist moved to digital technology, while still combining hand-drawn and painted forms as well as photographs within his compositions. In November 2007, Adi Da Samraj reached what he described as the final resolution of his entire artistic process. This turning point enabled him to create non-representational art by using a unique method he named Orphic Font, or abstractions constructed from collages of pictographs. Adi Da felt this work to be the culmination of his artistic work and philosophy, the fully realized expression of transcendental realism.

Full-scale fabrications of Adi Da Samraj’s images have included many forms of media, from monumentally-scaled paints on aluminum, to large-scale pigmented inks on canvas, photographic and videographic works, sculptural light boxes, plasma screen installations, and projected performance events.

Adi Da Samraj was featured as an official solo collateral artist at the 2007 Venice Biennale. He then became the first contemporary artist to ever be given a solo exhibition by the city of Florence. His work has also been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States. In response to the art of Adi Da, art critic Donald Kuspit has written, ‘It is a rare artist that can convey, convincingly, being face to face with the source of Being.’

Peter Weibel, Chairman of ZKM Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), further notes that ‘Adi Da’s pursuit of the spiritual paths found in early abstraction, from Kandinsky to Mondrian, and his translation of that pursuit into the digital age, restore a transcendental spirituality to the materialism of the machine aesthetic.’

And curator and historian Achille Bonito Oliva has said, ‘Adi Da’s image-work constitutes an epiphany in the sense that it presents itself neither in objective nor in subjective terms. It doesn’t belong either to the universe of the artistic search of the 20th century, the whole canon of optical-perceptual experimentation that was developed in the 1950s and 60s, nor on the other hand to an expressionist creation that tends to represent identity and subjectivity.’


About the museum


The art that is displayed in the museum has been previously exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Bargello National Museum and the Cenacolo di Ognissanti in Florence, Sundaram Tagore in New York City and Los Angeles, and Rademakers Gallery in Amsterdam. The Adi Da Museum of Art accommodates a permanent exhibition of the art by Adi Da Samraj. The Adi Da Museum is located in Maria Hoop, a village in Limburg, the Netherlands.

permanent exposition

The contemporary art of Adi Da Samraj forms a beautiful symbiosis with the former monastery it is permanently displayed in.


Live concerts and art-related lectures are regularly scheduled at the museum.



‘The Artist is obviously a unique Being who has the ability to communicate with all people’


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