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.
Exact Location of Vermeer’s “The Little Street” Discovered
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.
A Generosity of Rembrandts: The Late Works at the Rijksmuseum
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.
New Permanent Installation Blooms at the Rijksmuseum
When the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam debuted its renovated Philips Wing in November, curious modern flora bloomed over its 18th-century staircase.
A Dying Wish to See Rembrandt Paintings, Fulfilled
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.
Rijksmuseum Acquires One of the Earliest Landscapes of America
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.”
Actors Restage Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” in Mall
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.”
Rijksmuseum Leads the Way with Their New Digital Collection
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has joined the ranks of Artsy, Pinterest, Google Art Project and Artstack in creating a way for letting audiences digitally engage with art. The difference between the museum and the technology start-ups is that the Rijksmuseum actually owns the artwork it presents.
Rijksmuseum to be World’s First (Actually Second) National Museum Open Every Day
It has taken almost a decade, but on Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will reopen after a massive renovation that includes a new Asian pavilion and a renovated garden.