When museums open the archives, some artists go to work.
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 Landscapes of Hercules Segers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first major retrospective on the radically experimental 17th-century Dutch artist.
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.
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.
The Rijksmuseum’s new #StartDrawing campaign encourages visitors to slow down and sketch the works they see in the galleries instead of photographing them and moving on to the next thing.
Researchers in Amsterdam have pinpointed the long-debated location depicted in Vermeer’s painting “The Little Street” using sources from 17th-century records to Google Maps, the Rijksmuseum has announced.
Rembrandt got old and poor and sad but he never got timid, as the 70 or so paintings on the walls of Late Rembrandt demonstrate.
When the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam debuted its renovated Philips Wing in November, curious modern flora bloomed over its 18th-century staircase.
After hours this week at the Rijksmuseum’s Late Rembrandt exhibition, which focuses on the artist’s final years, three terminally ill patients viewed the paintings in solitude.
The Rijksmuseum has acquired one of the earliest depictions of America — a painting by Jan Mostaert from circa 1535 titled “Landscape with an Episode from the Conquest of America.”
A thief in a garish feathered hat runs out of a shopping mall store with a leather bag clutched in his hand. He jumps down the stairs and tries desperately to escape as ropes descend down the mall’s atrium. Guards emerge to catch the criminal — but they’re on horseback, dressed in brimmed caps, and decked out with ruffled collars. A regiment of guards on foot marches toward the thief with halberds outstretched. After they catch the would-be escapee, a frame falls from the ceiling of the mall and brackets a view of proud policemen: This is Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch.”