Modern art museums in Rotterdam

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

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The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the main art museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The museum began in 1847 with the collection of Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans (1767 - 1847). In 1958 the collection of businessman Daniël George van Beuningen (1877 - 1955) was added to the museum. At this point the museum acquired its current name.

, circa 1563, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder]]

The Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is the main art museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The museum began in 1847 with the collection of Frans Jacob Otto Boijmans (1767 - 1847). In 1958 the collection of businessman Daniël George van Beuningen (1877 - 1955) was added to the museum. At this point the museum acquired its current name.

Collection

The museum has a diverse collection ranging from medieval to modern art, with a focus on Dutch art. Much of the collection came to the museum through the two private collections mentioned above, but many others have contributed throughout the years. Among the best known artists that are exhibited in the permanent exhibition of the museum are Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky, Vincent van Gogh, Maurizio Cattelan, René Magritte and Salvador Dalí.

Prominent works

Title Artist Year
Nest of Owls Hieronymus Bosch
Hut of the Douaniers with Varengeville Claude Monet 1882
Impressions of Africa Salvador Dalí 1938
Not to be Reproduced René Magritte 1937
On the Threshold of Liberty René Magritte 1929
Shirley Temple, The Youngest, Most Sacred Monster of the Cinema in Her Time Salvador Dalí 1939
The Face of War Salvador Dalí 1940
The "Little" Tower of Babel Pieter Bruegel the Elder 1563
The Wayfarer Hieronymus Bosch 1493 (ca.)
Titus at Lectern Rembrandt 1655

See also

  • Museumpark

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Alex Block
15 April 2016
Such a cool museum with georgeous permanent collection and fabulous temporary exhibitions. One of the brst parts for tourist in Rotterdam.
Yasmin V
21 March 2017
Beautiful contemporary art museum in Rotterdam with a great collection of works of Magritte and Dali.
Jean-Paul Schaddé van Dooren
A few art pieces are free and hang your coat, it rocks. Great and huge museum with awesome contemporary exhibitions and a lot of 'older art' as well.
Ndedi van der Veen
12 June 2017
Very beautiful collections from over the world. The best time to go is when there is an exposition of a certain artstyle. The building and the garden itself is also worth to visit!
Chinoiseries
26 August 2016
The collection is large and diverse, ranging from early modern to avantgarde art. Check out the frequently changing exhibitions, including installations and photographs. Free wifi.
Gijsbregt Brouwer
14 February 2017
One of the fibest collections of modern art inside and outside of the Netherlands
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Museumpark 18, 3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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