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up to and including 30 November 2015

The Collection Enriched - From Bruegel to Bosch, Magritte to Dalí

The presentation of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection is rearranged every two years. This time it had been enriched with more than twenty loans from other Dutch museums and from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. Twenty first-rate pieces from elsewhere and more than thirty superb works from the museum’s own reserves contributed to a refreshing installation of more than 350 paintings. In 2013 twelve of the loans were going back to their owners. New loans and pieces from the Museum's depot were shown.


The extraordinary collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen houses unique masterpieces by artists from Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Dürer, to Rubens and Rembrandt, but also Kandinsky and Magritte. Among the twenty or more paintings that will enrich the museum's collection are works by Tintoretto and Goya.

The guest curator of The Collection Enriched is Peter Hecht, enabled by Rembrandt Associaton Fellowship and Professor of the History of Art at Utrecht University. The display is designed by the stylist Maarten Spruyt in association with the visual artist P. Struycken, responsible for the palette of gallery colours. 

The Collection Enriched on loan

Rembrandt’s ‘Titus at his Desk’ is on loan from September 2014 to June 2015 to the National Gallery in London and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam for the exhibition ‘Rembrandt: The Late Works’. You can read more about Titus’ travels here.

Monet’s ‘Champ de coquelicot' (Field of Poppies)' (1881) and ‘Vase de pavots (Vase of Poppies)’ (1883) are currently on view in the exhibition 'Monet, Gauguin, Van Gogh … Japanese Inspirations' in Essen. René Magritte’s works ‘La reproduction interdite (Reproduction Prohibited)’ (1937) and ‘Le modèle rouge III (The Red Model III)' (1937) are on loan to the exhibition 'Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938' which will be shown at the museum of Modern Art, New York; the Menill Collection, Houston and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Keep an eye on ArtTube. Don’t miss the films with curators talking about their favourite objects from the collection. Fascinating stories, crazy anecdotes and sincere admiration.

With thanks to

‘The Collection Enriched’ has been made possible by our main patron, the Rembrandt Association. With thanks to Sikkens, BankGiro Loterij, K.F. Hein Fonds and Rabobank Rotterdam. Additional funding was supplied by the request of Mrs van Riemsdijk-Borsje (2006).

'The Collection Enriched’ has been made possible by our main patron, the Rembrandt 
Association. On its website, the Rembrandt Association provides an overview of the presentation. Watch it here (Dutch only).