Visit 40 museums in one day

In the autumn of 2018, the Kröller-Müller Museum and the Rembrandt Association are jointly organizing the exhibition Als kunst je lief is (For art’s sake). For this occasion we bring together more than 80 works from 40 museums, which were acquired with the support of the Rembrandt Association in the period 2008–2018. The exhibition shows the full range of the acquisitions: paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, etc. All the works have become visitors’ favourites at their respective museums. The oldest work is about three thousand years old, the most recent dates from 2016.

A feast of unexpected encounters

The exhibition will be a feast of unexpected encounters with artworks and objects presented with great care. Normally you would have to visit these 40 museums throughout the Netherlands to see their visitors’ favourites. Now, for one time only, they are on display in surprising, never previously seen combinations at the Kröller-Müller Museum.

The exhibition will be curated by Peter Hecht, emeritus professor of art history at the University of Utrecht and fellow of the Rembrandt Association. The design of the exhibition is in the hands of Maarten Spruyt, stylist and exhibition maker.

On the Rembrandt Association

The Rembrandt Association was established in 1883 by a small number of art-loving individuals. Together they were able to prevent masterpieces from Dutch cultural history from being sold abroad; in other cases they managed to buy them back for the Netherlands. Since then, the Rembrandt Association has been helping to enrich and maintain the Dutch public art collections, to pass them on to future generations. The Rembrandt Association has 15,000 members.
Do you want to become a member? You will find all info on the website of the Rembrandt Association.

Images: Andries Dirk Copier, Likeurkaraf, 1930, collection Nationaal Glasmuseum, Leerdam / Roni Horn, Opposites of White, 2006-2007, collection Kröller-Müller Museum, photo: Marjon Gemmeke / Neo Rauch, Gewitterfront, 2016, collection Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle