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Spring exhibition ABSALON

At the end of the 1980s the Israeli artist Absalon achieved sudden fame in Paris, only to die suddenly at the age of twenty-eight. This spring, the museum is showing a selection of his work in a large yet intimate exhibition including his white constructions, known as Cellules, prototypes and films. Who was Absalon? READ ON...

ABSALON, Cellules
ABSALON, Cellules


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Extraordinary self-portrait

In 1553 Maarten van Heemskerck painted one of the most remarkable self-portraits in the history of European art: ‘Self-Portrait with Colosseum’. This very special double portrait forms the focal point of this exhibition. READ ON...

Maarten van Heemskerck, Self portrait with the Colosseum, 1553
Maarten van Heemskerck, Self portrait with the Colosseum, 1553


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Mister Delta

Delta is an institution in Rotterdam’s art scene. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is celebrating this remarkable gallery’s fiftieth anniversary with an exhibition and publication. READ ON...

Hans Sonnenberg in Delta gallery, Photo Vincent Mentzel
Hans Sonnenberg in Delta gallery, Photo Vincent Mentzel


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Kindred Collections

Beginning this month, you can admire two extraordinary collections of prints and drawings. For more than forty years, the brothers Jan and Wietse van den Noort have been collecting works on paper – and especially prints – with great passion and knowledge. READ ON...

Theo van Hoytema, Five Angora Rabbits, 1898 (detail)
Theo van Hoytema, Five Angora Rabbits, 1898 (detail)


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Intervention #20 Evelyne Janssen – POPHOUSE!

In the cloverleaf spaces and even in the broom cupboard, the museum is presenting ensembles of objects and drawings by Evelyne Janssen. Her playful and associative miniature universe POPHOUSE! descends upon the museum. READ ON...

Evelyne Janssen in her Studio (detail), 1995, photo Wubbo de Jong, MAI
Evelyne Janssen in her Studio (detail), 1995, photo Wubbo de Jong, MAI


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Win tickets for ABSALON and Boltanski

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is showing a selection of works by the artist Absalon. This coincides with an exhibition of works by his teacher, Christian Boltanski (Paris, 1944), at the Nederlands Fotomuseum. READ ON...

ABSALON, Cellules
ABSALON, Cellules


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The Road to Van Eyck!

Boijmans is well on the road to Van Eyck. The costly exhibition with brilliant and occasionally tiny, fragile works is going ahead as planned. It will be shown exclusively in Rotterdam for four months from this autumn. READ ON...

Van Eyck, Three Madonnas at the grave, 1425-1435
Van Eyck, Three Madonnas at the grave, 1425-1435


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Final debate of the Rotterdam Design Prize 2011

Following more than three months of voting and debates, on 12 February we will announce the results... READ ON...

Logo Rotterdam Design Prize 2011
Logo Rotterdam Design Prize 2011


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Angela Bulloch wall painting

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is working with its neighbours. To coincide with the solo exhibition SHORT BIG DRAMA by the Canadian artist Angela Bulloch at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, the museum is showing one of her large wall paintings. READ ON...

Angela Bulloch, BODYSPACEMOTIONTHINGS, 2012, Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg
Angela Bulloch, BODYSPACEMOTIONTHINGS, 2012, Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg


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Online access to the library’s catalogue

The museum library’s catalogue has been online since January, allowing you to look up items at home. You can search for publications from the museum’s vast collection of books. READ ON...



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Art in Rotterdam

As Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen opens five exhibitions in the weekend of 10-12 February, art takes centre place elsewhere in the city. READ ON...

Filip Gilissen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, 2012
Filip Gilissen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, 2012


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