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up to and including 09 May 2010

Acquisition Presentation Contemporary Drawings

For the third time Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen reflected on its own collection in public.

On this occasion it was the turn of national and international contemporary drawings. There were some eighty drawings by national and international artists, among them Paul Noble, Luc Tuymans, Hans de Wit, Ronald Cornelissen, Paul van der Eerden, Oscar de las Flores, Peter Feiler, Ewoud van Rijn, Krijn de Koning and Charles Avery.

Most of the drawings have not been shown in the museum before. This acquisition presentation focused on the narrative and figurative side of contemporary drawing. Fabulous, terrifying and mysterious parallel universes were depicted on huge sheets of paper, in works like Ewoud van Rijn’s dark fantasy worlds.

Collection Two featured art up to 1945. This selection focused on prints and drawings, a hundred and fifty of which were being shown. The acquisition presentation of contemporary drawings was a fine addition to it. It is the third and last of a series in which the museum was formulating guidelines for its own collection.