Nieuwsbrief
Design in Boijmans Autumn 2010
November 2010

Have you voted yet?

You still have one week to vote for us to win the 2010 BankGiro Loterij Museum Prize! The panel of judges felt that Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and its eclectic presentations stimulate curiosity. What’s more the museum attracts new types of visitors because of its public events and innovative initiatives like Boijmans TV. We would really like to win this prize. Will you help? Vote online or by text. READ ON...

Vote now for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to win the Museumprice 2010
Vote now for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to win the Museumprice 2010


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Opening Johan Thorn Prikker en Hella Jongerius

The director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen invites you to the opening of two new exhibitions, 'Hella Jongerius – Misfit' and 'Johan Thorn Prikker – Beyond Art Nouveau'. READ ON...

Photo: Fred Ernst
Photo: Fred Ernst


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Johan Thorn Prikker – beyond Art Nouveau

Johan Thorn Prikker was a rebel, a moralist and a hard worker. That makes his multifaceted oeuvre surprising. It consists of paintings, drawings, prints, textiles, furniture, monumental wall paintings, mosaics and stained-glass windows. READ ON...

Design: Thonik
Design: Thonik


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Hella Jongerius-Misfit

What is design? What is handicraft? What is decoration? How can the relationship between people and products be enhanced? These questions underlie almost all the works by the Dutch designer Hella Jongerius (1963). She provides no definite answers, simply shows the many possibilities. READ ON...

Design: Thonik
Design: Thonik


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Jongerius arranges by colour…

In the Hella Jongerius – Misfit exhibition you will find the objects on the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s walls: Hella Jongerius’s crockery, chairs and sofas are all mounted on the walls. READ ON...

B-set (plates), B-set (complete, 1997, photos: Gerrit Schreurs Fotografie) and Bob garden club chair (2010, photo: Mark Gregory Peters for Kettal)
B-set (plates), B-set (complete, 1997, photos: Gerrit Schreurs Fotografie) and Bob garden club chair (2010, photo: Mark Gregory Peters for Kettal)


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The vase as canvas: a new series of Coloured Vases (series 3)

One of the most recent works in the Hella Jongerius – Misfit exhibition is a group of three hundred vases, Coloured Vases (series 3), which is being shown in Rotterdam for the first time. READ ON...

Hella Jongerius,Coloured Vases series 3, greens, Gerrit Schreurs Fotografie
Hella Jongerius,Coloured Vases series 3, greens, Gerrit Schreurs Fotografie


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The curator reports…

Misfit was created by guest curator Louise Schouwenburg, who also wrote a monograph of the same name, which will be published by Phaidon Press to coincide with the opening of the exhibition. Below are extracts from ‘A conversation that might have taken place’, a hypothetical conversation between Hella Jongerius (HJ) and Louise Schouwenberg (LS) in the monograph Hella Jongerius – Misfit. READ ON...

Spread 'Hella Jongerius - Misfit':p. 70 Hella Jongerius at work at the IKEA-UNICEF workshop in India, 2008 photo credit: Anita Khemka/Photoink   p. 71 Cupboard, one-off, Hella Jongerius for Galerie kreo, 2005 photo credit: DR, courtesy Galerie kreo
Spread 'Hella Jongerius - Misfit':p. 70 Hella Jongerius at work at the IKEA-UNICEF workshop in India, 2008 photo credit: Anita Khemka/Photoink p. 71 Cupboard, one-off, Hella Jongerius for Galerie kreo, 2005 photo credit: DR, courtesy Galerie kreo


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Kees van Dongen: A lot of visitors

Have you been to see All Eyes on Van Dongen yet? The exhibition is unbelievably popular! Just one month after the opening and 50,000 people have already visited the museum. Kees van Dongen is alive in Rotterdam! READ ON...

Photo: Fred Ernst
Photo: Fred Ernst


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H+F Fashion on the Edge Collection: Fashion as a Point of Departure

Four purchases—from fashion designers Hussein Chalayan, Klavers van Engelen, Alet Pilon and Pyuupiru—are on show in the museum now. The exhibition ends on 30 January 2011. READ ON...

Hussein Chalayan, ‘Readings’, Spring / Summer 2008. Photo: Chris Moore
Hussein Chalayan, ‘Readings’, Spring / Summer 2008. Photo: Chris Moore


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Intervention #16: Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan

From18 December 2010 artist duoVan Brummelen & De Haan will be exhibiting their new work in the midst of the museum’s permanent collection. The title The Embed and the Shadow of the Horse links a sixteenth-century foreign intervention in Tunis to other military operations, including the current action in Afghanistan. READ ON...

Lonnie van Brummelen & Sybren de Haan, Subi dura a rudibus, Courtesy Wilfried Lentz
Lonnie van Brummelen & Sybren de Haan, Subi dura a rudibus, Courtesy Wilfried Lentz


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Spanish Guests: A Preview of the Collection Enriched

From Bosch to Magritte: in the spring of 2011 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be showing its impressive collection of paintings in an entirely new light. For two years the collection will be enhanced by masterpieces from the Netherlands and abroad, presenting the finest paintings from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. A Preview of the Collection Enriched, which opens on 27 November, focuses on Spanish art, an area that is almost wholly absent from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s permanent collection. READ ON...

Meester van de Amsterdamse Bodegone Kitchen scene, Oil on canvas, Loan: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 2004.
Meester van de Amsterdamse Bodegone Kitchen scene, Oil on canvas, Loan: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 2004.


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Temporary closure of the Collection Two gallery

The museum is working on improving visitor safety and the security of the collection. This involves the closure of some rooms to the public and means that the museum collection will not be fully accessible until mid-April 2011. READ ON...

Photo: Kees Spruijt
Photo: Kees Spruijt


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arttube.boijmans.nl news

A new video about art and design can be seen each week on arttube.boijmans.nl, the museum’s online video channel. READ ON...



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Gift idea for December

December is just round the corner. You are very welcome to visit the museum shop for attractive and original gifts. Don’t have time? No problem, take it easy and look in our webshop. READ ON...

Take a look in our webshop
Take a look in our webshop


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Your Christmas party in Boijmans?

This year why not organize your Christmas or New Year’s party in a unique venue—Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen! The new Espressobar offers a perfect and affordable setting for around sixty people and has an entrance directly on to the street. Start your celebration with a visit to one of the fantastic exhibitions in the museum and you will have an event that people won’t forget in a hurry. READ ON...

Your Christmas party in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen?
Your Christmas party in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen?


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At the neighbours

From November art-lovers can visit both the Kunsthal and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen at a discount. An admission ticket to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will get you a discount when you visit the Kunsthal! READ ON...

Edvard Munch at the Kunsthal
Edvard Munch at the Kunsthal


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50% discount on theatre performances!

The Ro Theatre is offering readers of the Boijmans newsletter a 50% discount on tickets for the performance of Hondsdagen. With actors including Hannah van Lunteren and Yahya Gaier, who have also worked together on Boijmans TV! READ ON...

Hannah van Lunteren in Hondsdagen Ro Theater photo: Leo van Velze
Hannah van Lunteren in Hondsdagen Ro Theater photo: Leo van Velze


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