Meet Melly

Melly is part of the newly christened, Kunstinstituut Melly, formerly known as Witte deWith Center for Contemporary Art. Located in the downstairs area of the institute, Mellyis a space for collaboration and conversation in regard to contemporary art and culture.By creating this space, and its subsequent programs, the goal is to make art moreaccessible and inclusive.The name “Melly” originated from artist Ken Lum’s iconicposter titled “Melly ShumHates Her Job”. It portrays a smiling woman of Asian descent in an office setting andwas inspired by the hard working immigrant class of Rotterdam. The institutecommissioned this particular piece back in 1990 and can still be seen hanging outside theKunstinstituut Melly on Witte de Withstraat today.There are a number of events happening in-person and online. For program informationand to find out more about what’s happening at Melly, go to

→ Visit Melly at Witte de With Straat 50.

Wed, Thurs, Sat, 1:30PM-6:00PM
Fri 1:30PM-9PM

Share this post

Related posts

Poke Perfect at the Oude Binnenweg

Poké Perfect brings the Haiwaiian poké bowl to Oude Binnenweg

Poké Perfect is a family-run business that was founded in 2016 and already operates 15 eateries in the

Read more

Rita Ora plays Impact Night

First Impact Night takes place in Rotterdam Ahoy

On Tuesday 4 June, Rotterdam Ahoy will host Impact Night, a brand new event that will bring thousands

Read more

Record label Nous’klaer Audio celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a festival at Brutus

Record label Nous’klaer Audio celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a festival at BRUTUS

For 10 years, independent record label Nous’klaer Audio from Rotterdam has released progressive, forward-thinking, uncompromising electronic and pop

Read more

Th einterior of Madame Saigon

Madame Saigon serves an authentic Vietnamese menu

The menu at the new family-run Madame Saigon restaurant features dishes based on well-kept family recipes. The restaurant

Read more

Inside Rotterdam

The leading city-guide for tourists, business people, expats and locals. 150.000+ readers.

Download our free city app and start exploring!