Press releases

The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.

80 Years’ War. The Birth of the Netherlands

80 Years’ War. The Birth of the Netherlands

July 12 2018 - 4:07 PM - Exhibition

This year is the 450th anniversary of the outbreak of the Eighty Years’ War, and to mark the event the Rijksmuseum is holding an exhibition entitled '80 Years’ War. The Birth of the Netherlands'. From 12 October 2018 to 20 January 2019, satirical cartoons, items of clothing, weapons and paintings by Bruegel, Rubens and Ter Borch will be our ‘eyewitnesses’, telling the story of how the Dutch nation was born.

Document Nederland: Stacii Samidin photographs The Café

Document Nederland: Stacii Samidin photographs The Café

August 20 2018 - 4:07 PM - Tentoonstelling

For this commission by the Rijksmuseum for the Document Nederland exhibition, photographer Stacii Samidin captured images of Dutch cafes and bars and their landlords, landladies and regular customers. Document Nederland runs from 12 October 2018 to 20 January 2019 in the Rijksmuseum.

Eyeopener. Kunsthandel M.L. de Boer

Eyeopener. Kunsthandel M.L. de Boer

June 12 2018 - 1:16 PM

The Rijksmuseum presents a selection of various masterpieces from Art Dealership M.L. de Boer from 30 June through to 16 September 2018.

The Rijksmuseum celebrates Rembrandt Association anniversary with exhibition of outstanding drawings

The Rijksmuseum celebrates Rembrandt Association anniversary with exhibition of outstanding drawings

September 19 2018 - 10:02 AM

To mark the 135th anniversary of the Rembrandt Association (Vereniging Rembrandt) the Rijksmuseum is presenting selected highlights of Dutch drawing across five of its galleries. These works were recently acquired with the support of members of the Rembrandt Association, and they encompass all aspects of the art of drawing, from the study of the nude to the depiction of the local landscape.

Rijksmuseum Presents Chintz: Global Textile

Rijksmuseum Presents Chintz: Global Textile

September 3 2018 - 4:04 PM - Presentatie

In the 17th century, chintz sparked a true revolution in global fashion. And this Indian cotton fabric with brightly coloured botanical motifs was used not only for clothing, but even to decorate entire rooms. This revolution echoes on to this day, with fashion houses such as Mulberry and Gucci drawing abundant inspiration from these colourful designs in their 2018 autumn collections. The Rijksmuseum is exhibiting 30 objects that trace the development of chintz, showing how it impacted on fashion in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Rijksmuseum acquires floral still life by Gerard van Spaendonck

Rijksmuseum acquires floral still life by Gerard van Spaendonck

August 29 2018 - 9:15 AM - Presentatie

The Rijksmuseum has procured a painting by Gerard van Spaendonck, the most famous painter of floral still lifes of the second half of the 18th century. It was a long-cherished wish of the museum to include in its collection an important work by this Dutch painter of international renown. The Rijksmuseum’s director Taco Dibbits describes this painting as ‘a radiantly beautiful acquisition’.

Program 2018-2019

Program 2018-2019

August 23 2018 - 10:58 AM