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April 2011

Rotterdam Museum Night

The tenth Rotterdam Museum Night took place on Saturday 5 March. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen made a spectacular evening of it with openings of two special exhibitions and a host of fun activities.

Rotterdam Museum Night 2011, Photo: Fred Ernst
Rotterdam Museum Night 2011, Photo: Fred Ernst

This year was the tenth anniversary of Rotterdam Museum Night. In total there were 15,000 visitors to museums and galleries throughout Rotterdam. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen attracted the largest crowds with almost 10,000 visitors.

Live concert
The sinister exhibition Snake Knows It’s Yoga by Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg was officially opened during Rotterdam Museum Night. This exhibition contains eighteen animated films and the sculptures featured in them. Hans Berg, who composes the music for Nathalie Djurberg’s films, gave a live performance specially for Museum Night. The forty-five-minute concert began at 11.00 p.m. The exhibition has been extremely well received by the public and press alike.

Peanut Butter
During Rotterdam Museum Night the Peanut-Butter Platform by Wim T. Schippers was unveiled in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. There was so much interest in the work that a special route had to be made around it to enable everyone to see it. Many people took advantage of the opportunity to ask the artist questions about he work via webcam. If you’re curious about the questions and Schippers’ answers visit our video channel ArtTube. Read more about the Peanut-Butter Platform elsewhere in this newsletter.

Other exhibitions
To celebrate the launch of, a website in which pre-industrial objects are linked to paintings, there was a special exhibition in the Art Studio. During the whole night there were ALMA part games for young and old. Visitors were also able to see the magical exhibition Suspension of Disbelief by Gabriel Lester and the gorgeous images in Beauty in Science. Both these exhibitions are still on display.

Rotterdam Museum Night in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen was a great success!