Exhibitions - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

The Collection One
In January 2007 the museum unveiled its exciting new displays, inviting the public to renew its acquaintance with the museum’s masterpieces including old-master paintings and sculpture, prints and drawings, modern and contemporary art and applied arts and design. The chronological and thematic displays are punctuated with three interventions by contemporary artists:

The museum is punctuating its new display The Collection One with three exciting interventions:
Intervention #1 Marieke van Diemen – Vases.
Intervention #2 Andro Wekua – Wait to Wait.
Intervention #3 Steiner & Lenzlinger – Four Vegetative Sleeping Rooms.

Andreas Slominski
Exhibition from 7 July till 2 September 2007
The oeuvre of the German artist Andreas Slominski forms a commentary on art and contemporary culture. In this retrospective exhibition, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen brings together work from the last twenty years: objects, installations and paintings full of biting humour and veiled satire.

Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design
Exhibition from 29 September 2007 till 13 January 2008
This exhibition explores the influence of Surrealism on the realms of design, fashion, film, architecture and advertising and focuses on the creation of the Surrealist object. From the sensuality of Dalí’s Mae West Lips Sofa to Schiaparelli’s disturbing Tear Dress, surrealism produced some of the most extraordinary objects ever created. The exhibition contains more than 200 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, bookbindings, furniture, jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, fashion, film and photography and includes works by Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, Giorgio de Chirico, Elsa Schiaparelli and Max Ernst.

Paul van der Eerden
29 September 2007 - 13 January 2008
This presentation comprises drawings and prints from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen together with a selection of works by artist Paul van der Eerden, supplemented with works from other collections. The exhibition focuses on aspects such as mise-en-page, use of space, flatness and form. Paul van der Eerden has spent time researching the museum’s collection as a reslut of which he uncovered surprising similarities, underlying motifs and unexpected connections within five centuries of drawings.

20 -28 October 2007
The selling exhibition ‘Kids Buy Art’ is being organised specially for children. Adults are forbidden from entering this exhibition! Children will be able to buy the exhibited works by famous artists, while their parents observe them via a camera. The artists’ names will be covered up so that the children simply choose their favourite works.

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