Design and Fashion in the Museum
August 2012

Art Rocks! was a Huge Success & Win a CD!

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has been enjoying a highly musical summer over the last few months. Art Rocks! was brought to a festive close with an exciting final that drew a large audience. With the Art Rocks! multimedia tour you can listen to the tracks by the finalists as you view the works of art that they are singing about in the museum.

Try Acrobatic wins the Art Rocks! music competition on 23 June 2012. Photo: Fred Ernst
Try Acrobatic wins the Art Rocks! music competition on 23 June 2012. Photo: Fred Ernst

Art and music in Boijmans
On 23 June Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen was the backdrop for live performances by the 10 Art Rocks! finalists. Myrthe van de Weetering sang about Van Gogh’s Portrait of Armand Roulin and MJ & Burb rapped about De Marskramer Anno Nu (The pedlar of today), inspired by Bosch’s painting The Pedlar (c. 1500). The five-member band Try Acrobatics seized the first prize after an exciting neck and neck race. Watch the short video about the finale here. Besides staging this nationwide music competition, Art Rocks! consisted of a full programme of workshops, events and concerts in the museum. You can find a video report on four months of Art Rocks! activities here. The results of Art Rocks! have been compiled in a web-based multimedia tour. You can rent the multimedia tour at the museum or access it for free on your smartphone via

Would you like to win a copy of the Art Rocks! CD with the tracks by the 10 finalists? Send the answer to the question below to and you could be the lucky recipient of one of the 25 CDs we are giving away.

‘Which instruments are being played in the Replica track that Try Acrobatics, the winner of the Art Rocks! Boijmans Music Competition, wrote in response to the painting by Rene Magritte?’

Art Rocks! was generously supported by the BankGiro Loterij and in collaboration with De Grote Prijs van Nederland.