Nieuwsbrief
Art and music in Boijmans
March 2012

İstanbul Modern

This spring the museum is taking part in a unique exchange. On 10 March the exhibition ‘İstanbul Modern’ opens with works from the collection of Istanbul’s museum of modern art. Simultaneously the Turkish capital is hosting a selection of 28 works from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. READ ON...

Taner Ceylan, Alp on a White Background (2006). Oil on canvas. 115 x 180 cm. Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation Collection / Long Term Loan.
Taner Ceylan, Alp on a White Background (2006). Oil on canvas. 115 x 180 cm. Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı Foundation Collection / Long Term Loan.


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Co Westerik

This spring the Print Room is showing a selection of drawing by Co Westerik, providing a survey of thirty-five years of his work. READ ON...

Co Westerik, Standing man before mirror (1971). Pen, pencil, water colour and Indian ink, 325 x 182 mm, Loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 2004
Co Westerik, Standing man before mirror (1971). Pen, pencil, water colour and Indian ink, 325 x 182 mm, Loan Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 2004


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Finnish Glass of Cor and Sjoukje de Wit

Collector Cor de Wit has made a selection of circa 60 objects from his extensive collection of Scandinavian glass for the museum. READ ON...

Tapio Wirkkala - Kantarelli (1946). Photo Rauno Traskelin
Tapio Wirkkala - Kantarelli (1946). Photo Rauno Traskelin


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Art and music in Art Rocks!

Art Rocks! will be launched in the museum during Museum Night on 10 March with a series of performances. Art Rocks! has been made possible by is the BankGiro Loterij, the Netherlands’ cultural lottery. READ ON...



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Boijmans Chock-a-block

On 10 March the museum will be the set for an absurdist spectacle during Rotterdam’s Museum Night. The evening forms the climax of ‘Boijmans in a State of Confusion’, presented by Pieter Jouke and Ronald Snijders. READ ON...

Ronald Snijders and Pieter Jouke, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Ronald Snijders and Pieter Jouke, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen


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Tobit and Anna

In 2010, following long and intensive research, Ernst van de Wetering attributed the work ‘Tobit and Anna’ to Rembrandt. Several years earlier, based on his own research, senior curator Jeroen Giltaij had excluded Rembrandt as the maker of the work. An interesting discussion followed… READ ON...

Rembrandt van Rijn, Tobias and his wife (1659)
Rembrandt van Rijn, Tobias and his wife (1659)


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Giant Egg in Boijmans

During the last month a gigantic Easter egg by Jeff Koons has been sited in the museum’s entrance area. READ ON...

Jeff Koons - Baroque Egg with Bow (Orange/Magenta), photo Femke Hoogland
Jeff Koons - Baroque Egg with Bow (Orange/Magenta), photo Femke Hoogland


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Winner of the Rotterdam Design Prize 2011

Rietveld Landscape wins the Rotterdam Design Prize 2011with design for re-use of empty buildings for the creative industries. READ ON...

Winner Rotterdam Designprize 2011, photo: Fred Ernst
Winner Rotterdam Designprize 2011, photo: Fred Ernst


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