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Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen at Rijksmuseum

From Friday 29 September 2023 more than eighty pieces from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen are on view in Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The exhibition 'Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen at Rijksmuseum' offers the opportunity to finally see many world famous pieces from the Boijmans collection together again in a museum setting in the Netherlands, during the large-scale renovation and renewal of the museum building.


"This exhibition takes a journey into human existence, through art from the middle ages to today. While so many aspects of human life are universalbirth, youth, growing up, sexuality, ageing and death – we have experienced them differently across the centuries." 
Friso Lammertse, curator of 17th century Dutch painting Rijksmuseum


Newly Restored

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room – Phalli’s Field (Floor Show) (1965/1998) is on show for the first time since its extensive restoration. A team of restorers from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen worked for months to clean the white fabric phalluses covered with red dots, so the work by Kusama looks like new. She is among the world’s most acclaimed contemporary artists.

Newly Restored
Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirror Room - Phalli's Field (Floor Show), 1965 (1998), collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Purchase with the support of: Stichting Fonds Willem van Rede, Mondriaan Fonds en VriendenLoterij 2010. Photo: Denzel Feurich.

For all to see

Ugo Rondinone’s light sculpture Breathe, Walk, Die (2014) is displayed on the Rijksmuseum exterior. It can be seen by anyone passing by from the Museum Square side.

Ugo Rondinone, Breathe, Walk, Die, 2014, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Purchased with the support of VriendenLoterij, 2016. Photo: Rijksmuseum / Kelly Schenk.

Audio tours: words and music

The exhibition is accompanied by an audio tour in which Rotterdam-based presenter and musician Raven van Dorst and one of the curators wander from artwork to artwork discussing the themes of the exhibition. Next to that, there is a music tour composed and produced by DJ Upsammy.

Go to the Rijksmuseum website for tickets

Image in header: Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1981, collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.