A fit calendar for the exhibitions 2017 at Rijksmuseum

A fit calendar for the exhibitions 2017 at Rijksmuseum

These are the exhibition that Rijksmuseum will be presenting at the Philips Wing during the year:

Nelson Mandela during his welcome in Leidseplein, Amsterdam, on 16 June 1990. Photo Maurice Boyer.

Good Hope: South Africa and the Netherlands from 1600
17 February 2017 to 21 May 2017
The Rijksmuseum presents a major exhibition about South Africa and the Netherlands for the first time. Good Hope tells the story of South Africa and the Netherlands using 300 objects that illustrate 400 years of shared history, including the Afrikaans language, the make-up of the population, the introduction of slavery and Islam by the Dutch East India Company, the Boer Wars and the violent anti-Apartheid struggle.

Star-Vu. Ten Years of Photo Acquisitions Thanks to Baker McKenzie
17 February 2017 to 21 May 2017
In the last 10 years, works by internationally recognised artists inclusing Man Ray, William Klein, Steve Fitch and Helen Levitt have been added to the Rijksmuseum collection thanks to the support of multinational law firm Baker McKenzie. To celebrate this parnership, the Rijksmuseum shows a selection of 30 extraordinary examples of modern art and documentary photography.

New Realities. Photography in the Nineteenth Century
17 June 2017 to 17 September 2017
In New Realities, the Rijksmuseum displays the broad, rich and varied photography of the nineteenth century through a collection of works by renowned artists such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Charles Marville, George Hendrik Breitner and Willem Witsen, as well as unknown nineteenth-century photographers.

Prayer Nut with Reliefs of the Adoration of the Magi and the Nativity, Adam Theodrici, c. 1510 – c. 1525.

Small Wonders
17 June 2017 to 17 September 2017
Opening on 17 June 2017, Small Wonders presents a collection of 60 masterfully carved sixteenth-century boxwood figurines. These exceptionally finely carved ‘luxury toys for the soul’, of which there are only 125 worldwide, test the limits of what is achievable. Small Wonders is designed by Dutch designer Aldo Bakker.

Maelwael: Painter at the Burgundian Court c. 1400
6 October 2017 to 7 January 2018
This autumn the Rijksmuseum will honour Johan Maelwael (Jean Malouel), one of the founders of Dutch painting and uncle of the famous Limbourg brothers. Maelwael was active around 1400 as a versatile and pioneering artist at the courts of the Dukes of Guelders and Burgundy. For the first time, Maelwael’s paintings will be exhibited alongside medieval manuscripts, precious metalwork, and sculpture.

Matthijs Maris, Extase, 1894-1906. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Matthijs Maris
6 October 2017 to 7 January 2018
The Rijksmuseum presents the first major retrospective of nineteenth-century artist Matthijs Maris. Maris (1839 – 1917), who lived mainly in Paris and London, was known for his extremely individualistic oeuvre and for his life as a romantic bohemian.

Top Image: Rijksmuseum 2014 – John Lewis Marshall 

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