Press releases

The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.

KWAB. Dutch Design in the Age of Rembrandt

KWAB. Dutch Design in the Age of Rembrandt

April 25 2018 - 1:54 PM - 30 June 2018 – 16 September 2018

Fantastic sea creatures, monstrous beasts, whimsical body shapes and fluid contours that seem to drip like syrup from a spoon: all are manifestations of the ornament style known as kwab, ‘auricular’ or ‘lobate’ - with the English denominations referring to the organic forms of the ear.

This summer in the Rijksmuseum gardens: giant sculptures by Chillida

This summer in the Rijksmuseum gardens: giant sculptures by Chillida

April 25 2018 - 1:54 PM - 22 June 2018 - 23 September 2018

This summer’s exhibition in the Rijksmuseum Gardens will feature ten giant sculptures by the Spanish Basque artist Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002).

Exhibitions 2018-19

Exhibitions 2018-19

December 8 2017 - 2:07 PM

The Rijksmuseum organizes exhibitions both large and small, national and international at the Philips Wing.

This summer in the Rijksmuseum gardens: giant sculptures by Chillida

This summer in the Rijksmuseum gardens: giant sculptures by Chillida

April 25 2018 - 1:54 PM - 22 June 2018 - 23 September 2018

This summer’s exhibition in the Rijksmuseum Gardens will feature ten giant sculptures by the Spanish Basque artist Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002). Chillida is considered to be one of the most important post-war innovators in sculpture. He became famous chiefly for his huge sculptures in steel.

KWAB. Dutch Design in the Age of Rembrandt

KWAB. Dutch Design in the Age of Rembrandt

April 25 2018 - 1:54 PM - 30 June 2018 – 16 September 2018

Fantastic sea creatures, monstrous beasts, whimsical body shapes and fluid contours that seem to drip like syrup from a spoon: all are manifestations of the ornament style known as kwab, ‘auricular’ or ‘lobate’ - with the English denominations referring to the organic forms of the ear. In the 17th century their almost molten form was to be found on luxury items such as ewers, dishes, furniture, wall-hangings and frames in the most stylish interiors of the elite.

New research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch Rijksmuseum and Museum Prinsenhof Delft

New research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch Rijksmuseum and Museum Prinsenhof Delft

April 19 2018 - 11:01 AM

For the first time, extensive research will be conducted into the painting technique of the 17th-century Delft master Pieter de Hooch (1629- after 1684). The research work will be carried out in the Rijksmuseum’s Atelier Building in collaboration with Museum Prinsenhof Delft, and will culminate in the monographic exhibition at Museum Prinsenhof Delft entitled ‘Pieter de Hooch in Delft: From the Shadow of Vermeer’, which will run from 11 October 2019 to 16 February 2020.

Erma Hermens, Rijksmuseum Professor of Studio Practice and Technical Art History

Erma Hermens, Rijksmuseum Professor of Studio Practice and Technical Art History

March 14 2018 - 1:29 PM

Dr Erma Hermens has been appointed Rijksmuseum Professor of Studio Practice and Technical Art History at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The chair forms part of the UvA’s department of Art History.