Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The "Boijmans at Rijksmuseum" exhibition showcases a selection of medieval to modern artworks, displayed on PET Felt panels for a sensory experience.
Ard de Vries Architecten
Stijn Bollaert

Masterpieces on Display: Boijmans at Rijksmuseum

In this exhibition the Rijksmuseum presented an unprecedented encounter with the timeless works from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, featuring a curated ensemble from Yayoi Kusama’s immersive environments to Pablo Picasso’s expressive masterpieces. Approximately 90 pieces from Rotterdam’s Boijmans Van Beuningen collection were shown in the halls of the Rijksmuseum. Here, visitors embarked on a transcendent journey through human existence as portrayed by the greats—Pieter Bruegel, Edgar Degas, Cindy Sherman, and others. The artworks form a dialog across ages, portraying the universal experiences of birth, life, and death. While showcasing the evolution of these themes from the Middle Ages to modern times.

Artistic Dialogue Across Centuries

The exhibition was carefully structured around key life themes, allowing artworks from all historical periods to converse in visual unity. Iconic works such as Bruegel’s “The Tower of Babel” and Degas’s “The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer” were interspersed with contemporary pieces like Kusama’s “Infinity Mirror Room,” all harmoniously presented within the Rijksmuseum’s galleries. Several of these artworks were displayed on ReFelt’s PET Felt panels. These panels offer a texturally rich, yet understated backdrop that allows each piece to speak vividly to the onlooker. Making “Boijmans at Rijksmuseum” an exhibit that appealed to all the senses, echoing Rijksmuseum curator Friso Lammertse’s vision of a journey through the vicissitudes of human life, as diverse as the eras they represent.

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