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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6 September 2011
A visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is a journey through the history of art.
European Parliament
26 February 2013
During Rotterdam's Capital of Culture 2001, this museum housed special exhibitions on both Bosch and Brueghel.
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Museumpark 18, 3015 CX Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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