The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.
Two new volumes in the Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography series examine the museum’s rich photography collection.
From 25 April, British writers and philosophers Alain de Botton & John Armstrong will be showing in the Rijksmuseum what art can mean to visitors.
Rijksmuseum exhibitions in 2014–2015: Auerbach–Rembrandt, Alain de Botton, Alexander Calder and Modern Times: Photography in the 20th Century.
Two new volumes in the Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography series examine the museum’s rich photography collection. Hinde Haest writes about the portraits of Gerard Reve, the writer who consciously built up a controversial image of himself through his photos. Laura Roscam Abbing covers the beautiful colour photographs from the early 20th century by pharmacist and amateur photographer Jacob Olie Jr. They show a world we have only known up to now in black and white.
The Rijksmuseum has had the privilege of acquiring a key part of the Van Regteren Altena collection, even before it came to auction at Christie's. The museum chose a group of 46 spectacular watercolours by the19th-century artist J.A. Knip and a virtuoso early 17th-century landscape by J. de Gheyn. The Van Regteren Altena heirs also donated a group of 69 drawings by 19th-century Dutch artists in Italy. The acquisition by the Rijksmuseum is generously supported by the Vereniging Rembrandt and its Liente Dons Fonds, the Mondriaan Fonds, de BankGiro Loterij, the Rijkspatrons, the Gerhards Fonds/Rijksmuseum Fonds, the VSBfonds and an anonymous gift.
The Rijksmuseum will be presenting the Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde for the first time in the Netherlands, from 7 February through 5 May 2014.
Alain de Botton & John Armstrong to organise exhibition in Rijksmuseum