A journey through art history
In the Middle Ages craftsmen made costly items for the Church, but also pilgrim's badges and household items. People ate with a knife and spoon; forks did not yet exist.
‘The Three Marys at the Tomb’ by Jan and/or Hubert van Eyck underwent extensive research and conservation in 2013.
One of the best-known works in the collection is 'The Tower of Babel': a tower of hubris and confusion.
Why do we call the 17th century the Golden Age? Travel back to the age of discovery, rich merchants and Dutch masters.
A sumptous and decorative showpiece by Jan Weenix with a dead swan in the leading role.
Over hills and dales: the Impressionists swapped their studios for the countryside.
Mondrian saw the world in primary colours and horizontal and vertical lines.
Gerrit and Wim Rietveld designed the Mondial chair for Expo 58 in Brussels.
This work by Donald Judd, acquired by the museum in 1979, is a typical example of Minimalist art.
A museum collection consists not only of paintings, drawings and sculptures but also embraces design, installations, photography and video art. Time is the central theme in this video work by David Claerbout.
In the spotlight
The Favourites of...Actor John Buijsman
Secrets of the Old Staircase Revealed
New Magritte Added to the Collection
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s collection contains more than 170 pa…
Timeless Eroticism - Renaissance Prints and Fashion Photography
By Martin Hesselbein, guest curator …
A House for Art - The Museum Building
How can architecture enhance the perception of works of art? Let’s plunge into the rich history of the museum building…
Digitising Contemporary Art
From January 2011 until 2013 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen participated in the European project DCA (Digitising Contempo…
The Collectors - The Founders of the Museum
The great diversity of artworks in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen came about thanks to the generosity of collectors. …
Dalí hits the road!
In May the triptych ‘Landscape with a Girl Skipping Rope’ by Salvador Dalí is off on its travels. The painting will…