Changing tactics, the climate activists avoided gluing themselves to the masterpiece or smearing it with food products.
Basking in Vermeer’s Light at Rijksmuseum
In Vermeer’s paintings, the world is much larger than we imagined and yet somehow deep, meaningful, and magical.
It Was No Pearl Earring, Friends
The pearl earring in Johannes Vermeer’s famous masterpiece was likely a fake, researchers say.
Rijksmuseum’s Slavery Exhibition Is Coming to New York
The extensive exhibition confronts the Netherlands’s often-forgotten colonialist legacy.
Rare Lead Compound Found in Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch”
Researchers are investigating whether the presence of lead formate originated from past attempts to conserve the painting.
Largest-Ever Vermeer Exhibition Opening at Rijksmuseum in 2023
From February through June, the Amsterdam museum will display 28 works by the Dutch Golden Age master.
See Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” in Its Entirety, Thanks to AI Restoration
In 1715, the colossal painting was trimmed from all four sides, and the removed pieces were later lost.
Collaging with the Rijksmuseum’s Entire Collection at Your Fingertips
When museums open the archives, some artists go to work.
Finding the Best in a Rembrandt Exhibition of a Lifetime
The Rijksmuseum is celebrating the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death by exhibiting nearly 400 works by the Dutch painter. Here are our top selections from the show.
The Mysterious Experiments of Hercules Segers, a 17th-Century Art Radical
The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first major retrospective on the radically experimental 17th-century Dutch artist.
From Biblical Condoms to Blue Tile Contact Lenses, Putting the Rijksmuseum Collection to Unusual Uses
The Rijksmuseum’s annual Rijksstudio Award invites anyone to create new work inspired by objects from its collection, and now the public can vote on the 10 finalists.
Why the Rijksmuseum Is Removing Bigoted Terms from Its Artworks’ Titles
If you’re browsing the digital collection of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, you might come across a 1594 painting by Cornelisz van Haarlem, “Bathsheba at her Toilet,” picturing “the beautiful Bathsheba” bathing outside the castle of King David.