A bronze tree carrying a solid block of granite between its branches, a tree trunk with water gushing out of it, and images drawn from the artist’s own forehead are among the enigmatic works of Giuseppe Penone. This summer, the annual sculpture display in the Rijksmuseum’s gardens is dedicated to Italian artist Giuseppe Penone (Garessio, […]
From 27 November 2015 three works by the celebrated British artist Anish Kapoor will go on show in the Gallery of Honour at the Rijksmuseum to 6 March 2016. The three painted reliefs created from layers of red and white resin and silicone evoke images of bloody, sinewy lumps of meat. These extraordinary visceral works […]
Works by the celebrated British artist Anish Kapoor will go on show in the Gallery of Honour at the Rijksmuseum from 27 November 2015 to 6 March 2016. The three painted reliefs created from layers of red and white resin and silicone evoke images of bloody, sinewy lumps of meat. At the Rijksmuseum these extraodinary […]
Pure luxury on paper
8 May-9 July 2012
From 8 May, the Rijksmuseum will be exhibiting a selection of 30 works from two new donations of Japanese prints. Luxury, subtlety, technical perfection, expressiveness and, of course, beautiful Japanese women all feature prominently in these new collections, recently donated by two leading collectors.
21 March – 25 June, 2012
Following the Dutch Winters exhibition, the Rijksmuseum annex at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is going to present another characteristic aspect of the Netherlands, namely flowers, in the Dutch Flowers exhibition from 21 March to 25 June 2012. Nine exuberant ‘flower pieces’ from the museum’s collection that used to adorn the homes of the 17th-century economic elite are now in full bloom at the airport.
Top models of the Dutch Golden Age
7 September to 12 December
From 7 September to 12 December, the exhibition Dutch Girls will feature at the Schiphol Airport annex of the Rijksmuseum. The exhibition will consist of a small collection of nine well-to-do, leading models from the Golden Age, most stunningly painted by among others Frans Hals, Caesar van Everdingen, Isaak Luttichuys, and Barholomeus van der Helst.
Gabriel Metsu: A master rediscovered
16 December – 20 March 2011
This autumn at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam the work of Gabriel Metsu (1629- 1667), one of the most influential Dutch genre painters of the 17th century, will be put back in the spotlight. Metsu’s paintings beautifully depict everyday life during the Golden Age, with scenes such as a young man writing a love letter, a kitchen maid peeling an apple and an old man raising a glass. Despite his relatively short life, Metsu was one of the most popular painters of his time and his paintings were sold at high prices.
Gabriel Metsu A master rediscovered
16 December – 20 March 2011
This autumn at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam the work of Gabriel Metsu (1629- 1667), one of the most influential Dutch genre painters of the 17th century, will be put back in the spotlight. Metsu’s paintings beautifully depict everyday life during the Golden Age, with scenes such as a young man writing a love letter, a kitchen maid peeling an apple and an old man raising a glass.
On the canals of Amsterdam
1 June – 6 September, 2010
From 1 June, the Rijksmuseum will be hosting an exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings showing the spectacular expansion of 17th-century Amsterdam. A number of maps from the Rijksmuseum’s own collection charting the expansion agreed on in 1662 will also be on display. Central to the exhibition are six views by Gerrit Berckheyde depicting the Gouden Bocht (Golden Bend) on the Herengracht Canal which was the richest part of the new city.
A day in the life of the Golden Age
13 April – 13 June, 2010
On 13 April, the Rijksmuseum will launch a special route around the museum’s collection which takes in Director in Chief Wim Pijbes’ personal selection of works. The themes of the route, which offers a new, unexpected and surprising take on around 30 Golden Age paintings, are men and women in the 17th century, portrayed in everyday activities such as waking up, eating, sleeping, dressing, working and relaxing.
Pieter Aertsen and the world in disarray
2 February – 19 April 2010
From 2 February through 19 April 2010, the Rijksmuseum will present a small exhibition on the 16th century artist Pieter Aertsen. This marks the first occasion in a long time that his work, including the famous painting The Egg Dance (1552), will once again be on display in the Rijksmuseum. The exhibition is being organised in honour of head curator Wouter Kloek, who is leaving the museum.
Sunny Skies Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol 22 February – September 2010 Starting on 22 February 2010, the Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be hosting the ‘Sunny Skies’ exhibition. The exhibition will feature nine works by Dutch 17th century landscape artists taken from the Rijksmuseum’s collection that were inspired by the Italian landscape and the incidence […]