, 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.
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.
|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|
- Museum website (information in Dutch and English)