Nieuwsbrief
Press newsletter February 2008
February 2008

The Tower of Babel temporarily in the Louvre

PRESS RELEASE - Bruegel’s world-famous painting The Tower of Babel will be on show in the Louvre in Paris as part of the exhibition Babylon from 14 March until 2 June 2008. Because this 'Rotterdam' masterpiece is a key work within the exhibition, the museum has made an extraordinary exception in agreeing to lend this fragile work. The painting will soon be on display in the Parisian museum, which attracts 18,500 visitors per day. In exchange for this loan, the Louvre will lend several masterpieces to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen for it's major Erasmus exhibition in the autumn of 2008, including works that have never before been on show in the Netherlands. READ ON...

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel, c.1560.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel, c.1560.


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New Head of Presentations

PRESS RELEASE - The director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has appointed Cathy Jacob as the head of the Presentations with effect from 1 April 2008. This post is part of the Management Team. Cathy Jacob will succeed Rein Wolfs, who has taken up the post of artistic director at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany. READ ON...

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen


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Dutch Primitives. Paintings from the late Middle Ages

16 February – 25 May 2008
PRESS RELEASE - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents a unique survey of the infancy of Dutch painting. Masterpieces from the museum’s own collection, supplemented with dozens of rare loans from the Netherlands and abroad, afford the visitor a fascinating glimpse of the late Middle Ages. The fragile nature of the panels means that these works will never again be assembled. READ ON...

Geertgen tot Sint Jans Glorification of the virgin Mary, c. 1495, panel, 26,8 x 20,5 cm, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Geertgen tot Sint Jans Glorification of the virgin Mary, c. 1495, panel, 26,8 x 20,5 cm, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam


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Medieval Sculptures from the Schoufour-Martin Collection

16 February - 25 May, 2008
PRESS RELEASE - From February 16 until May 25, 2008, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will exhibit a special collection of colored, late-medieval sculptures. The collection will be donated to the museum by Rotterdam harbor entrepreneur Jacques Schoufour. The sculptures were made around 1500 in the Netherlands, France and Germany. They have been amazingly well preserved and the colors are still as expressive as five hundred years ago.
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Fainting of Mary (detail), Southern Netherlands, Brussels (?) c. 1460-1470, 42,2 x 31,5 x 11,6 cm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, gift Schoufour-Martin 2006
Fainting of Mary (detail), Southern Netherlands, Brussels (?) c. 1460-1470, 42,2 x 31,5 x 11,6 cm. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, gift Schoufour-Martin 2006


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Ewoud van Rijn 'Through Hell & High Water'

16 February - 18 May, 2008
PRESS RELEASE - The presentation ‘Through Hell & High Water’ at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen shows the peculiar worlds of artist Ewoud van Rijn. Painted drawings on large sheets of paper in which capricious environments take shape through a dark interplay of lines. READ ON...

Ewoud van Rijn, Fate, synthetic polymer paint, 150 x 110 cm, 2005
Ewoud van Rijn, Fate, synthetic polymer paint, 150 x 110 cm, 2005


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Olphaert den Otter 'S&K MORF'

16 February - 18 May 2008
PRESS RELEASE - This spring, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will exhibit a special series of works by Rotterdam artist Olphaert den Otter. During the past four years he has made 126 studies of stables and hermitages based on examples from the entire Western history of art. The series culminates in a monumental painting of the ultimate outpost. READ ON...

De buitenplaats (The Outpost), 2007, 153 x 306 cm,eitempera on cloth/panel. Artist’s collection, Rotterdam
De buitenplaats (The Outpost), 2007, 153 x 306 cm,eitempera on cloth/panel. Artist’s collection, Rotterdam


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Harmen Brethouwer 'On superfluous things'

22 February - 18 May, 2008
PRESS RELEASE - For the first time, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents an overview of the work of Harmen Brethouwer (Aalten, 1960). In the early Nineties of the previous century, Brethouwer developed an overall concept for his art, which he has been elaborating on ever since. READ ON...

Harmen Brethouwer
Harmen Brethouwer


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