‘netherlands ⇄ bauhaus – pioneers of a new world’‘netherlands ⇄ bauhaus’, with over 800 Bauhaus objects, opens this weekend. It is the final major exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen before its renovation. On the opening day – Saturday, February 9 – admission to the museum is free for everyone.
‘netherlands ⇄ bauhaus - pioneers of a new world’Before work starts on the ambitious programme of renovating and refurbishing the museum, we are pulling out all the stops again. In February 2019, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen kicks off the Bauhaus centenary with a huge exhibition about the legendary art and design school, whose influence is felt to this day.
Boijmans in TransitMuseum in flux during forthcoming renovation works: a large part of the collection will remain accessible to the public. As is clear from the report published this week, Rotterdam’s Council for Art & Culture fully supports this future scenario. The Rotterdam Municipal Executive is also positive about the plans.
Dalí, Magritte, Miró, Man Ray, and Picabia on a journeyThe famous Surrealist collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, with masterpieces of Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Francis Picabia and many others, has traveled to Italy: the exhibition ‘Dal Nulla al Sogno’ opens on October 27th in the Fondazione Ferrero in Alba.
Boijmans in the War. Art in the Destroyed CityIn the autumn of 2018, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen transports visitors into the history of the then Museum Boymans during and around the Second World War. Recent research provides the basis for the candid discussion and visualisation of this past. The presentation includes wartime acquisitions, visual documentation of exhibitions ‘back then’, and Rotterdam art from the years under occupation.
The journey of The Tower of Babel: just 1 more week on display in RotterdamThe masterpiece of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is about to make a journey. Pieter Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ is still on display in Rotterdam until the 3rd of September. After that, the painting will be part of an exhibition in Vienna from October 2 till January 13: here it will find its place next to the other Tower of Babel…
‘Boijmans in the War: Art in the Destroyed City’ from 13 OctoberMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen examines its controversial past In a multifaceted exhibition that opens on 13 October 2018, the museum opens up about its own role during the war and sheds light on the art scene in the destroyed city. Memories of Rotterdam’s residents are now being collected and will be part of the exhibition. The exhibition is on show until 27 January 2019. The exhibition ‘Boijmans in the War: Art in the Destroyed City’ explores the role and position of Museum Boymans during...
Breathing Colour - Hella Jongerius‘Breathing Colour’ is designer Hella Jongerius’s plea for unstable colours. In this exhibition, she shows us the beauty and dynamism of colour, and challenges us to experience colour as powerfully as we experience forms. ‘Breathing Colour’ is on view this summer at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Hot Glue - Bertjan PotNo retrospective of polished ‘showroom products’, but a gallery filled with ideas. Bertjan Pot’s raw design process is on view in Rotterdam this summer. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is showing masks, lampshades and other textile works made using a principle essential to textiles: the repetition of a small element to create a larger whole.
Gelatin: Vorm - Fellows - AttitudeMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s 1500m2 Bodon Galleries has been taken over by Vienna-based Gelatin as they present a major body of new sculptures. Gelatin’s humorous, infectiously enthusiastic works involve the public with special costumes - as participants. Nothing is forced and touching the art is allowed.
Sensory Spaces 13: Anne HardyBritish artist Anne Hardy is known for her large-scale installations in which objects, light, color and sound seem to take on a life of their own. She invites visitors to enter this ‘sentient space’ and to experience how the work slowly changes around them. Things can appear concrete and familiar but everything feels slightly unreal. For the thirteenth edition of the Sensory Spaces series, Anne Hardy will present a new site-specific work at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Sensory ...
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents 2018 programmeMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen is proud to present the highlights of this year’s programme. With no fewer than twenty exhibitions, 2018 promises to be a multifaceted and inspiring year in the museum. In 2019, the museum building will close for a large-scale renovation but Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will continue its activities elsewhere in the city.
BABEL: Old Masters Back from JapanThe Tower of Babel and ninety other masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection were recently exhibited in Tokyo and Osaka. This was the first time that such a rich group of early Netherlandish works was shown in Japan. The same selection of works will be on view in Rotterdam from 3 February to 21 May 2018 under the title BABEL: Old Masters Back from Japan.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen as a Laboratory for Social DesignDoing your washing in a launderette, producing a glass service from local sand or recycling plastic yourself; everything is possible during ‘Change the System’ – a design exhibition in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen that runs until 14 January 2018. The museum wants a range of Change Challenges to actively involve visitors in social design. ‘Everyone’s participation is important in changing the system,’ explains curator Annemartine van Kesteren. Designers challenge visitors to play an active pa...
Academy of Tal R'Academy of Tal R' offers the first in-depth exploration into the artistic journey of one of the most active and productive painters of our time. His sources of inspiration are numerous and include styles of other artistes like Picasso, Dumas and Picabia. Featuring roughly 170 works, consisting of new pieces made especially for this exhibition and an overview of the vibrant work of Tal R from the past twenty years, this mid-career retrospective is the largest survey of his oeuvre to date. 'Ac...
Rembrandt on display at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from 9 SeptemberFrom 9 September 2017 to 14 January 2018, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is presenting more than 60 of the most beautiful prints by Rembrandt. This exceptional selection of landscape prints, genre scenes, portraits, self-portraits and religious scenes can be appreciated for the first time, after a recent restoration and conservation project. Highlights include the Landscape with Three Gabled Cottages Beside a Road, St Jerome Beside a Pollard Willow and The Three Crosses, one of his most experi...