Brancusi, Rosso and Man Ray at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

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08 February 2014 - 11 May 2014

Visit Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from 8 February to 11 May to admire extraordinary works by the avant-garde artists Brancusi, Rosso, and Man Ray, which were flown in from all around the world.

  • Top works from museums like Centre Pompidou and MoMa
  • Explore the interaction between these avant-garde artists
  • Unique multimedia tour

This spring top works by the most influential twentieth-century artists from around the world will be brought together at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. From 8 February to 11 May, over 40 sculptures and 60 photographs reflect the work of Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) and Man Ray (1890-1976). A unique event in Holland.

Unique collection on Dutch soil

Top works usually shown at museums like the Centre Pompidou and MoMa will be flown to Holland, and will demonstrate the similarities in the pioneering approach of these artists. While none of them was French, all three of them lived and worked primarily in Paris and were a part of the avant-garde movement.

Pioneers in sculpture

Medardo Rosso introduced the Impressionist style in sculpting. With his abstract works Brancusi became the founder of modern sculpture and Man Ray, who was mainly known for his photography and paintings, played an important part in the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. The exhibition in Rotterdam demonstrates how these artists were working with revolutionary themes in the early twentieth century.

Multimedia tour

In addition to the exhibition, the museum also has an extraordinary multimedia tour. Using text, images, audio and video clips, the tour makes the viewing experience even better. There will also be two themed afternoons and workshops for adults and children.