Kokoschka, Kandinsky and more...
In 2013 the museum is organising an exhibition about Post-modernism in partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. This artistic movement had a major impact on architecture, painting, literature and music. It turned the 1980s into a decade of ‘neo’ styles and historical revivals.
The Mystery of the Horse: Art, Science and Magic from Leonardo da Vinci to Hans Baldung Grien
The thematic exhibition ‘The Mystery Horse’ tells the story of the fascinating connection between people and horses. From Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, via Cranach, Van der Weyden, Paulus Bor and Roelant Savery to the present day: the most beautiful works by the leading figures in the history of Western art.
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has masterpieces by Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) in its permanent collection. The exhibition ‘Kokoschka’s Portraits’ unites these works with a large number of portrait paintings from other museums and private collections. The exhibition also focuses on the identities of the people Kokoschka portrayed, giving a fascinating picture of European culture at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century.
Kandinsky in the Netherlands
The first exhibition about Kandinsky in the Netherlands! Wassily Kandinsky had a great reputation from the very start if his career, also in the Dutch art scene. He exhibited frequently in the Netherlands and functioned as a leading example for colleagues and collectors. He was the figurehead of abstraction. The exhibition, which is being organised with international partners, explores Kandinsky’s relationship with the Netherlands.