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Maritieme Meesterwerken impressie. Foto: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam/Marco de Swart
Maritieme Meesterwerken impressie. Foto: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam/Marco de Swart

Maritime Museum Rotterdam

Maritime Masterpieces

Two unique collections of art come together. Learn about an undiscovered, maritime world behind famous masterpieces. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen sets sail to the Maritime Museum. This exhibition tells the stories of shipping and harbours and the people in it thru six centuries of painting and objects. Containing a unique collection from well-known names as Jeroen Bosch thru Willem van de Velde de Oude to Guido van der Werve and dating from the 16th to the 21st century.

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Claude Monet, La maison du pecheur, Varengeville. Foto: Studio Tromp
Claude Monet, La maison du pecheur, Varengeville. Foto: Studio Tromp

Two sides

The exhibition does not only contain the best of two collections joining forces, it also tells the story from two sides. First of all the art historical. What makes a painting special? What moved the painter to create it and who or what influenced him or her? Besides that, we tell the maritime story. What do you see and why is this important?

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Ludolf Bakhuizen, Storm op Hollandse kust. Foto: Studio Tromp
Ludolf Bakhuizen, Storm op Hollandse kust. Foto: Studio Tromp

Big names

Masterpieces made by Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Jeroen Bosch, Hendrik Avercamp and Jozef Israëls meet eachother in a unique presentation and are joined by modern art by Guido van de Werve, Sasja Hagens and Dolf Henkes. A part of this exhibition consists of a large selection of drawings by Willem van de Velde de Oude.

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Maritieme Meesterwerken impressie. Foto: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam/Marco de Swart
Maritieme Meesterwerken impressie. Foto: Maritiem Museum Rotterdam/Marco de Swart

Boijmans Next Door

This exhibition is the last one in the series Boijmans Next Door. Since Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is closed for eight years, it's collection travels to various museums in the Rotterdam region. Maritime Masterpieces has been made possible by the Droom & Daad foundation.

You can visit Maritime Masterpieces till September 4, 2022. 

Maritime Museum Rotterdam
Leuvehaven 1
Rotterdam
Maritiemmuseum.nl