The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.
July 7 2015 - 11:29 AM
With 170 objects from China, Japan, India and Batavia, the Rijksmuseum is organising an exhibition starting on 17 October to tell the story of the excitement created by the Asian treasures that were shipped to Holland in the Golden Age.
June 19 2015 - 10:00 AM - Exhibition
Twenty-one sculptures by the Spanish artist Joan Miró will be adorning the gardens of the Rijksmuseum this summer. This is the first-ever exhibition of Miró's sculptures in the Netherlands. The four-metre-high Oiseau lunaire is making its first public appearance.
February 12 2015 - 1:10 PM
The fully renovated Philips Wing has opened its doors to the public on 1 November 2014. The Rijksmuseum will use the Philips Wing to organise exhibitions both large and small, national and international.
July 23 2015 - 10:00 AM
From 27 August till 15 November 2015 - in celebration of the 60th birthday of Miffy - the Rijksmuseum is presenting 'Dick Bruna. Artist', the first exhibition of the work of graphic designer and artist Dick Bruna (1927) in an international art-historical context. Prints and drawings of the artists who inspired Bruna: Henri Matisse, Fernand Léger, Willem Sandberg, H.N. Werkman and Bart van der Leck, will be on display alongside his own book covers, posters, collages and drawings. Naturally, Miffy is among the more than 120 items on show.
July 22 2015 - 10:35 AM - Acquisition
The Rijksmuseum has acquired an extremely rare Medieval chain from a marksmen’s guild, made in Bergen op Zoom or Breda. The silver chain from around 1525-1546, partly gilded and enamelled, is a wonderful example of the high quality silversmith masterwork from that period. The chain from the marksmen’s guild was once owned by the legendary French Rothschild family. The acquisition was made possible by a private donation.
July 7 2015 - 11:29 AM
With 170 objects from China, Japan, India and Batavia, the Rijksmuseum is organising an exhibition starting on 17 October to tell the story of the excitement created by the Asian treasures that were shipped to Holland in the Golden Age. Lacquer work, ivory, silver, silk, ebony, jewellery and enormous quantities of porcelain poured into Amsterdam, the then bustling ‘capital of the world’, to enrich the interiors of the increasingly prosperous Dutch bourgeoisie.
June 29 2015 - 9:30 AM - Aanwinst
The new acquisition, an exceptional 17th-century sculpture by Adriaen de Vries (1556-1626), can be seen from today on in the Gallery of Honour of the Rijksmuseum. The bronze is considered to be one of his best works. No other statue by De Vries has been in Dutch art collections until now.