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Boijmans Next Door

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s international collection is fanning out across Rotterdam. Around five hundred masterpieces are finding places in eleven fantastic exhibitions in eight neighbouring locations.

‘Next Door’ creates new connections and encounters between the Boijmans collection and our neighbours’. It means you will not be cut off from the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection while the museum is closed for renovation. This is a major collaboration between Rotterdam art venues!

Locations: Kunsthal Rotterdam, Chabot Museum, Belasting- & Douanemuseum, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Wereldmuseum, Museum Rotterdam, Maritiem Museum.

Kunsthal Rotterdam

Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Drawbridge, 1761, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Drawbridge, 1761, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information
Pablo Picasso, Portrait de jeune fille, d'après Cranach le Jeune. II, 1958, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Pablo Picasso, Portrait de jeune fille, d'après Cranach le Jeune. II, 1958, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Picasso on paper: 9 February - 12 May 2019
Piranesi: 25 May - 1 September 2019
Masterly: 7 December 2019 - 29 March 2020

Throughout 2019, Kunsthal Rotterdam is turning its attention to the collection of the neighbouring Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. A series of three exhibitions includes two wonderful presentations with highlights from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s world-famous print collection. With ‘Picasso on Paper’, the Kunsthal is launching the Boijmans Next Door project with exceptionally beautiful, colourful prints by this renowned Spanish artist. Later in the year there is a presentation of work by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), the greatest printmaker of his time. The series is completed with a highlights-exhibition.

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Chabot Museum

Piet Mondriaan, Composition with colour fields, 1917, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Piet Mondriaan, Composition with colour fields, 1917, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information
Charley Toorop, Self-portrait against a Wall, 1925, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Charley Toorop, Self-portrait against a Wall, 1925, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information

Branding Rotterdam: 19 March - 1 September 2019
Art Represents Everything: January - September 2020

The Chabot Museum as well as Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen are turning their attention to the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus. In the spring of 2019, as part of Boijmans Next Door, these exhibitions are being enhanced by ‘Branding Rotterdam’, a presentation devoted to the artists’ association De Branding, which was active in the interwar period, from 1917 to 1926. Owing to their connections with artists such as Paul Citroen and Kurt Schwitters, these artists were an important link in developments in modern art of the early 20th century. This turbulent era in Rotterdam’s history was dominated by artist initiatives and the art trade. It was a defining period more than a decade before the opening of Museum Boijmans at its current location overlooking the Museumpark.

The second Boijmans Next Door coupling at the Chabot Museum focuses on International Expressionism: from its precursors to its heyday, as well as its post-war influence on Abstract Expressionism and CoBrA. The collections of the Chabot Museum and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen are conjoined to sublime effect at the exceptional Chabot Museum villa in Nieuwe Bouwen style.

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Belasting & Douane Museum

Jan Havicksz. Steen, 'Easy Come, Easy Go', 1661, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Jan Havicksz. Steen, 'Easy Come, Easy Go', 1661, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information
Anthony Grill, salt sellar, 1646, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Anthony Grill, salt sellar, 1646, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information

Forge Together: 16 March 2019 - 17 January 2021

During ‘Boijmans Next Door’, silver forges together the collections of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Tax & Customs Museum. Magnificent silver goblets, tobacco boxes and salt cellars are being transferred from the Museumpark to the Parklaan. The history of silverware is explained in conjunction with paintings that feature silver, such as Jan Steen’s 'Easy Come, Easy Go' from 1661.

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Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Rothko and me: 16 March – 5 January 2020 

One of the two Rothko paintings in Dutch art collections will remain on show during Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s renovation, at a ride of just six metro stops from Rotterdam. Grey, Orange on Maroon, No. 8 has found a temporary home at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, where the work can be experienced in novel ways: in small groups, one-on-one, during an unusual conversation, but sometimes ‘as usual in the gallery’ as well.

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Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.

Wereldmuseum

Remix Rotterdam - Boijmans x Wereldmuseum : 6 September 2019 - 3 January 2021

Presenting collections together can generate novel perspectives on the exhibited objects. Boijmans Next Door at the Wereldmuseum / World Museum Rotterdam challenges visitors to look at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection in a totally fresh way. Combining artefacts and art makes it possible to tell new stories. This includes the Syrian pot in Jan van Eyck’s painting The Three Marys at the Tomb, which might easily have gone unnoticed in another museum.

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Wereldmuseum
Meester van de Vrouwelijke Halffiguren, Maria Magdalene singing with the lute, c. 1530, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information

Museum Rotterdam

Kees van Dongen, La commode, c. 1910, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Kees van Dongen, La commode, c. 1910, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information
George Hendrik Breitner, In the Studio, 1883, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
George Hendrik Breitner, In the Studio, 1883, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information

Studio Secrets: 14 December 2019 - 19 April 2020

Museum Rotterdam introduces you to five painters who worked in Rotterdam from the 17th to the 20th centuries. You will become acquainted with the studio secrets of Hendrick Sorgh, Willem Kalf, Pieter de Hooch, George Breitner and Kees van Dongen, based in each case on two works of art and various props and models. How did their studios look? Which suppliers did they use for their requisites? Who posed as models? By bringing together the collections of Museum Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the exhibited paintings divulge all kinds of background stories about their Rotterdam-based creators.

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Maritime Museum

Willem van de Velde (II), Vessels in a harbour, 1673, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Willem van de Velde (II), Vessels in a harbour, 1673, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information
Paul Signac, Le port de Rotterdam, 1906, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Paul Signac, Le port de Rotterdam, 1906, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. More information

Maritime Masterpieces: 17 October 2020 - 4 September 2022

During Boijmans Next Door, sublime seascapes from the 16th to the 21st centuries reach their home port in the Maritime Museum. A mix-and-match that juxtaposes paintings with artefacts such as model ships from the Maritime Museum’s collection results in an exhibition where art history and maritime history interlace. Savage seas and naval artillery, but also river and harbour views or ships marooned in ice, have found a haven here. Works by renowned marine painters of the Dutch Golden Age such as Willem van de Velde the Elder, 19th-century masters including Claude Monet, and contemporary artist Bas Jan Ader are just some that pass in review.

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Transit Boijmans Van Beuningen

From May 27, 2019, the museum will undergo a necessary long-term renovation. During this Transit period, the museum will travel to the city of Rotterdam and the world to get to know its international top collection. Eight institutions and museums across Rotterdam will be holding exhibitions with works of art from the museum collection, under the title ‘Boijmans Next Door’’. The collection will also be presented abroad, by means of touring exhibitions. The book collection is being transferred to Rotterdam City Archives. With ‘Boijmans in the Classroom’, Rotterdam schoolchildren will be amazed by an educational program that involves actual works of art. Preparations are also underway to establish a venue in Rotterdam-South, an experimental setting for the younger generation. In the meantime, construction of the Boijmans Van Beuningen Depot – the world’s first publicly accessible art depot – continues apace and this landmark adjoining the museum is set to open in early 2021.

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