• Video Dolly van Dongen's famous father

    Dolly van Dongen has a famous father. When she was born in 1905, her father Kees van Dongen had already been living in Paris for several years.

  • Video Jean-Marie van Dongen about Kees van Dongen

    Jean-Marie van Dongen, son of the famous painter Kees van Dongen, visited the opening of the exhibition All Eyes on Kees van Dongen (September 18, 2010 until January 23, 2011) at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

  • Video Alexandra Gaba van Dongen about table manners in the 16th Century

    Alexandra Gaba van Dongen, curator of pre-industrial design, dwells on the dinner set of plates, forks, and tazza's (wineglasses).

  • Video Opening exhibition Kees van Dongen (1967)

    Moving images of artists from the generation of painter Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) are rare. This fragment from the Polygoon Journaal [Newsreel] contains images of Van Dongen during the opening of an exhibition in 1937. He speaks, as he describes it himself, with a whisky voice, thanks to an excessive use of Dutch coffee.

  • Video A church service at Kees van Dongen

    Devotional deliberations at the sarcophagus of fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck, singing hymns at the water installation of the contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson: for more than ten years, church services have been held in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

  • Video All Eyes on Kees van Dongen

    This film accompanies the exhibit 'All eyes on Kees van Dongen'.

  • Video Ivo Opstelten at the opening of Kees van Dongen

    On 18 September 2010, the new season in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen got off to a start with the opening of the exhibition All Eyes on Kees van Dongen. Former mayor, and at that moment the person forming the cabinet, Ivo Opstelten was present.

  • Video From New York With Love Johannes Vermeer

    Metropolitan Museum's curator of European paintings Walter Liedtke invited curator of Pre-industrial Design Alexandra Gaba-van Dongen of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to identify the depicted artefacts on The Milkmaid. This is her travellog about this journey.

  • Video BoijmansTV: Future of the Art Antistrot

    In episode 10 of Boijmans TV, the remaining artists of this Rotterdam art collective attack their organ - a tender symbol for a fast and magnificent past - with axe, machete and chain saw.

  • Video Change makers – Dave Hakkens

    Plastic is often seen as a disposable. Dave Hakkens, however, thinks ‘plastic crap’ is an excellent source to create beautiful new products.


    Photography not only chronicles the passage of time, impermanence, and the ageing of people and things, but photographs themselves are uniquely impermanent objects.

  • Video About the cabinet 'You Can't Lay Down Your Memory'

    The story of  Robinson Crusoë inspired Tejo Remy to make this chest of drawers: 'You Can't Lay Down Your Memory'. What are all those drawers for?

  • Video We Live Art: Cas Hieltjes

    For the series ‘We Live Art’, Jeroen van der Poel, in liaison with Cas and the other band members of Go Back to the Zoo, made a special portrait.

  • Video BoijmansTV: Dot dot dot...

    In episode 9 of Boijmans TV 2013, Mandy puts her foot down and Arie rushes to Johan van Oord: sprinkles or coffee beans? But nothing is ever as simple as that.

  • Video Submarine Wharf - XXXL Painting

    The exhibition Submarine Wharf - XXXL Painting runs from 8 June till 29 September 2013. This is the fourth time in a row that Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen organizes a contemporary art exhibition in cooperation with the Port of Rotterdam.

  • Video Studio Wieki Somers: Merry-go-round coatrack

    Studio Wieki Somers products are like 'metaphors of everyday life'. Wieki Somers does not take the existing world for granted.

  • Video A pig in a hundred pieces: Christien Meindertsma

    "Products are given an important value when we know where they came from, how they were made, the effort that has been involve", states the Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma. "The starting point for my projects is a particular place. A place is the location, the vegetation, the people and animals."

  • Video Pipilotti Rist lecture 3/11: Art in public space & instant diamonds Pipilotti Rist

    In this lecture, Pipilotti Rist explains the meaning and the process behind her work. This is part 3.

  • Video BoijmansTV: I Spy with my Little Eye

    The fourth episode of BoijmansTV season 2 is called 'Spy with my Little Eye.' And naturally everybody responds to this with: 'So what do you see then?'.

  • Video Hot glue – Bertjan Pot Bertjan Pot

    The Dutch product designer Bertjan Pot is known for his idiosyncratic designs. For him, design is the search for a simple yet unique solution. He considers a design successful only if the materials and construction come together in a logical combination. His choices seem simple but are often unusual.

  • Video The Peanut-Butter Platform by Wim T. Schippers Wim T. Schippers

    What a lot of attention in the media for the acquisition of a work of art! Perhaps because it is only a concept, and that (probably) a lot of money was paid for that "idea"? Or because the work of art, if it is actually executed, is made a rather non-presumptuous substance that is found on breakfast tables in most Dutch kitchens.

  • Video Portrait of Nacho Carbonell

    Hybrid objects that lie somewhere between art and design are characteristic of Carbonell’s conceptual oeuvre. In this video he tells us more about his work.

  • Video MOVING MOVEMENT - DYLABY: the experimental exhibition Jean Tinguely

    What was actually on view in Moving Movement? And how did Dylaby distinguish itself from traditional exhibitions? In this episode of the series ‘Iconic exhibitions in the 20th century’, philosopher Jan Bor, art historian Carel Blotkamp, critic Lily van Ginneken and the artist Zoro Feigl take the viewer back in time to find the answers to the questions above in old television pictures.

  • Video A small sound in your head Lee Kit

    A small sound in your head is Lee’s first institutional solo show in Europe and is being held parallel to his first museum exhibition in the US.

  • Video Dutch Profiles: Jurgen Bey

    With Prooff - which stands for Progressive Office - Bey explores new ways of working together.

  • Video Dutch Profiles: HEMA

    What makes the HEMA a typical Dutch Design brand? With its no-nonsense design HEMA has conquered most of the Dutch households.

  • Video The Future of Fashion is Now - Olek Olek

    Designer Olek uses crochet to cover people and objects. In her installations she questions the here-and-now. For the Future of Fashion is Now she created a life-sized fully-crocheted skeleton.

  • Video The summer of Museum de Fundatie

    Film about the three summer exhibitions of Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle: Ronald A. Westerhuis – Size Does Matter, Jasper Krabbé – Japanese Paintings, Fritz Klemm – Paintings and works on paper

  • Video Casper Verborg’s Parallel worlds

    An artist, living and working in Arnhem, who merges parallel worlds from the past and present: Casper Verborg.

  • Video The city view by Jeroen Jongeneelen

    The Castle of Breda and the new railway station are just a few hundred metres apart. The castle symbolises Breda’s history, while the station represents the future. Photographer Jeroen Jongeneelen climbs the tower of the Grote Kerk to capture both buildings in a single image.

  • Video The Magnetic North & The Idea of Freedom

    Sylvie Zijlmans (Geertruidenberg 1964) and Hewald Jongenelis (Etten-Leur 1962) make everyday life in a suburb of a sprawling Dutch town into a metaphor of the times. An artwork inspired by local issues that could have landed anywhere at the same time.

  • Video Mouth harp player Danibal about this forgotten instrument

    The 'boy with the Jew's harp' (1621) by Dirck van Baburen stands at the beginning of a series musicians. But what instrument is actually played here? And how does that sound?

  • Video EYE Collection: Nitrate Archive

    Take a look behind the scenes: the nitrate archive in EYE.

  • Video Pipilotti Rist building Elixir Pipilotti Rist

    This video gives an impression of the complete transformation of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen exhibition galleries for the exhibition 'Elixir'.

  • Video Pipilotti Rist: interview about Elixir Pipilotti Rist

    Elixir is a 'Gesamtkunstwerk'. By fusing nine individual installations, Rist transformed Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Video A boys' dress? Little brothers Reint & Evert

    These are the brothers Evert and Reint Lewe. Yes, you heard correctly, these are two boys. In the 17th century it was very common for boys to wear dresses.

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    Museum Fries Museum 4 video's

    Through their collection, the Museum of Friesland tells stories about Friesland’s eleven cities and the countryside, the love-hate relationship that Frisians have with water, and the quest to define Frisian culture and Friesland’s position in the world.

  • Serie Submarine Wharf - XXXL Painting 3 video's

    Klaas Kloosterboer, Chris Martin and Jim Shaw take over the Submarine Wharf in Rotterdam with their immense art works. In this dossier you'll discover more about their work.

  • Serie Design Column 2 video's

    Every three months the Design Column focuses on a news item in the form of a small exhibition. This series offers portraits of the designers featured in the exhibition.

  • Kunstenaar Henri Matisse 5 video's

    Henri Matisse was a revolutionary and influential artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style.

  • Kunstenaar Glithero 1 video's

    Glithero are British designer Tim Simpson and Dutch designer Sarah van Gameren, who met and studied at the Royal College of Art. From their studio in London they create product, furniture, and time-based installations that give birth to unique and wonderful products.

  • Kunstenaar Judith van den Berg 1 video's

    Van den Berg is playing with everything that seems self-evident. Her concepts are about views and about being aware of these views. It is like a simple walk on the pavement, when suddenly you step on an uneven-lying tile.

  • Kunstenaar Robert Zandvliet 1 video's

    Robert Zandvliet (NL, 1970) is one of the most talented painters in the Netherlands today. He is an ambitious artist whose thinking and practice is rooted in the language of painting.

  • Kunstenaar Wolf Brinkman 0 video's

    Wolf Brinkman describes himself as an artist and a philistine, who likes to think about the pointlessness of things.

  • Kunstenaar Michiel Kluiters 1 video's

    The work of Michiel Kluiters (Amsterdam,1971) deals with architectural constructions that are linked to the psychological observational condition within the public sphere. In his installations Kluiters employs the existing (exhibition) architecture as a container of time and space in a visual, and often monumental manner.


    Nicole Ex was one of the lucky few to experience James Turrell's life work the Roden Crater, deep in the Arizona desert.

  • Contemporary Art Plea for a more diverse art history

    Marian Cousijn makes a plea for a more diverse art history. She recently made an extraordinary discovery on Instagram that she wants to share with you.