The Gemeentemuseum’s collection of twentieth-century Dutch drawings has recently been enriched by a donation of 50 drawings by Ben Akkerman (1920). In addition, the artist has donated 12 of his early photographs. Although Akkerman is best known for his paintings, the drawings constitute an important additional facet of his work. The key theme of most of them is the landscape of Twente and its buildings: barns, sheds and factories. The donations provide a welcome excuse to exhibit an overview of Akkerman drawings in a presentation which combines the recent acquisitions with items of loan from the Rijksmuseum Twenthe, the Boymans Van Beuningen Museum and the artist’s own collection.