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Summer in the museum and in the harbour
June 2011

From Picasso to Kanye West

In the 1980s the American painter George Condo was part of New York’s cutting-edge arts scenes along with artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He has recently caused a furore with his controversial artwork for the rapper Kanye West’s latest album. READ ON...

Couple on Blue Striped Chair, 2005, Private Collection, Courtesy Simon Lee Gallery, © George Condo
Couple on Blue Striped Chair, 2005, Private Collection, Courtesy Simon Lee Gallery, © George Condo


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A selection from the H+F Collection

In celebration of ten years of patronage of the collector and art activist Han Nefkens, this summer works from his H+F Collection are on display at various points throughout the museum. READ ON...

Jeff Wall, Children (1988), 9 cibachrome transparencies in light boxes, 73 cm diameter, Loan: H+F Patronage 2007
Jeff Wall, Children (1988), 9 cibachrome transparencies in light boxes, 73 cm diameter, Loan: H+F Patronage 2007


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Helly Oestreicher – Small Works

This summer Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is exhibiting a selection of small works by the artist Helly Oestreicher. The exhibition coincides with the publication of the book ‘Helly Oestreicher’, which provides an overview of fifty years of her work, with contributions by Marjan Boot, Thimo te Duits, Beppe Kessler and Helly Oestreicher herself. READ ON...

Cover book 'Helly Oestreicher'
Cover book 'Helly Oestreicher'


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Machteld Wijlacker with DOCK

DOCK is on display in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from 2 July. In this exhibition Machteld (Max) Wijlacker takes up the challenge of making a new work in the Serra gallery. READ ON...

Machteld Wijlacker, DOCK (2011) Installation of wreckage and demolition wood, Photo: Peter Bak (2011) Courtesy: the artist
Machteld Wijlacker, DOCK (2011) Installation of wreckage and demolition wood, Photo: Peter Bak (2011) Courtesy: the artist


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Your chance to win the book 'Han Nefkens – 10 Years of Patronage'

Answer the question for a chance to win the book ‘Han Nefkens – 10 Years of Patronage'. READ ON...

Portrait of Han Nefkens, Photo: Santos Román
Portrait of Han Nefkens, Photo: Santos Román


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Boijmans Occupied

On Sunday 26 June artists will occupy the museum’s courtyard to demonstrate against the governments cuts to arts funding. In keeping with the frugal diet the Dutch government has in store for artists, the museum will serve the demonstrators peanut soup and dry bread. READ ON...

Design: 75B
Design: 75B


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Opening of The One & The Many

On Saturday 28 May, after months of preparation and amidst absolute secrecy, the Submarine Wharf opened its doors, or more accurately its fifty-metre long tunnel. On the same day a new sculpture was unveiled on the Coolsingel and two exhibitions were opened in the museum. READ ON...

Exhibition opening, Photo: Fred Ernst
Exhibition opening, Photo: Fred Ernst


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