Press releases

The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.

Frans Post. Animals in Brazil

Frans Post. Animals in Brazil

July 26 2016 - 2:07 PM

In collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Rijksmuseum presents from 7 October the exhibition 'Frans Post. Animals in Brazil'.

Rijksmuseum Presents Hercules Segers Retrospective

Rijksmuseum Presents Hercules Segers Retrospective

July 26 2016 - 2:07 PM - Exhibition

On 7 October 2016 the Rijksmuseum opens the first full retrospective of the work of Hercules Segers, one of the most mysterious and experimental artists of the Golden Age.

Expected exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum

Expected exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum

January 12 2016 - 1:10 PM

The Rijksmuseum uses the Philips Wing to organise exhibitions both large and small, national and international.

New Segers Paintings Discovered

New Segers Paintings Discovered

September 16 2016 - 2:30 PM

Until very recently only twelve paintings by the seventeenth-century artist Hercules Segers were known. Extensive research by a team of specialists from the Rijksmuseum has now added six more to his oeuvre. Four of these works were previously practically unknown. The most recent attribution of a painting to Segers took place last week. It brings the total number of paintings that can be securely attributed to Segers to eighteen. All the ‘new’ paintings, which are in private collections, will be on show along with a hundred and ten prints by the artist in 'Hercules Segers', which runs from 7 October 2016 to 8 January 2017. This exhibition in the Rijksmuseum will present the most complete retrospective of the artist ever seen.

Animal drawings through the ages

Animal drawings through the ages

September 15 2016 - 9:30 AM - Exhibition

New works are on display in the five print rooms on each floor of the Rijksmuseum. This time featuring animal drawings from the rich collection of the Rijksprentenkabinet (Print Room). From fierce predators to the tiniest of creatures, the wonders of the animal kingdom have been reflected in art for centuries. Artists have made studies from life, from their imagination or based on (tall) tales often far removed from reality. From 15 September, drawings will be exhibited, including those by Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), Rembrandt (1606-1669), Paulus Potter (1625-1654), Rochus van Veen (1630-1693), Aert Schouman (1710-1792) and Willem Witsen (1860-1923).

Masters of Photography. Martin Gerlach | 7 October 2016 – 8 January 2017

Masters of Photography. Martin Gerlach | 7 October 2016 – 8 January 2017

September 14 2016 - 2:24 PM

From 7 October, the Rijksmuseum will exhibit a previously unknown series of photographs by the Austro-German photographer Martin Gerlach (1846-1918). The photographs are from the book 'Festons und Decorative Gruppen' (1897-1898), a book of examples that artists used for inspiration. The photographs feature curious collages of plants, animals and objects. They represent a transition, but at the same time are so baroque that they are positively peculiar. 'Masters of Photography: Martin Gerlach' will be on show from 7 October through 8 January 2017 in the Rijksmuseum’s Photo Gallery.

Entry open for Rijksstudio 2017 Award

Entry open for Rijksstudio 2017 Award

September 13 2016 - 4:30 PM

The international competition for the 2017 Rijksstudio Award, celebrating free digital access to the Rijksmuseum’s extraordinary collection of over a quarter of a million works, is now open for entries on: Rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio-award