See, smell, touch – with his large retrospective at museum Voorlinden, Giuseppe Penone (1947) sharpens your senses. With his iconic sculptures, immersive installations, and intimate works the Italian arte povera artist shows you the connection between man and nature. Experiencing his timeless and poetic oeuvre makes you think and feel differently about this changing world. The retrospective at […]
Female Power opens at Rijksmuseum Schiphol on 3 November 2021. This exhibition foregrounds the portrayal of strong and individual women in paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and the work of female artists. Each of the women has a unique story testifying to their willpower, vision and courage. The exhibition will run for […]
From 11 February to 28 May 2017, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is proud to present Mad About Surrealism, an unprecedented survey of the Surrealist movement with masterpieces from four famous European collections. The majority of the works have rarely or never been exhibited publicly and will disappear behind closed doors again at the end of […]
Voorlinden presents Martin Creed’s first solo in the Netherlands – 21 January – 7 May 2017 A room filled with balloons kicks off the exhibition ‘Martin Creed – SAY CHEESE!’, the second exhibition at the new Museum Voorlinden. The exhibition brings together around 40 works to form a coherent reflection of Creed’s versatile and characteristic […]
On 3 October one of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s public favourites leaves on a quick trip to Paris.
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 […]
The new year has got off to a good start in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen with the return of three travelling masterpieces from the collection. Last year almost one million Americans enjoyed the Rotterdam Magrittes in New York, Houston and Chicago. The works by René Magritte (1898-1967) can be seen in an updated hanging of […]
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has seized the unique opportunity to acquire a large work by the Italian artist Medardo Rosso. The museum purchased ‘Femme à la voilette’ (Woman with a Veil, 1923) for € 1.9 million with the support of major funds and private individuals, like Mondriaan Fund and Vereniging Rembrandt. The sculpture takes its […]
This summer (14 June – 21 September 2014) is showing a selection from the collection of Chinese contemporary art amassed by Henk de Heus and his wife Victoria de Heus-Zomer. The couple have been travelling to China regularly since the late nineteen-nineties, buying work by leading artists. This important private collection of contemporary Chinese art […]
Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray – Framing Sculpture
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
8 February – 11 May 2014
In the spring of 2014 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen brings together works from all over the world by three artists who were decisive for the development of modern art. This is the first exhibition to combine sculptures by Brancusi, Rosso and Man Ray together with their photographs, affording a unique insight into the artists’ working methods.
Masterpieces that have rarely or never been seen in the Netherlands will be lent by important museums such as the Centre Pompidou, MoMA and Tate Modern.