GEMEENTEMUSEUM DEN HAAG
14 July to 18 November 2018
By the Sea – Jan Toorop, Piet Mondriaan and Jacoba van Heemskerck
In the early 20th century, the coast of Zeeland exerted a magical pull on artists. Domburg, in particular, would see a steady procession of painters in the summer who were inspired by the landscape and the phenomenal, bright light. With more than fifty paintings, the exhibition promises to take the visitor on a delightful journey through a beautiful part of the Netherlands.
12 October 2019 - 2 February 2020
We all know about them, of course. The garden paintings of French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) are famous around the world. But how many of us have seen the actual canvases, with their explosions of colour? The last major Monet exhibitions in the Netherlands were held back in 1952 at the Gemeentemuseum and in 1986 at the Van Gogh Museum. In fact, many of Monet’s renowned garden paintings have never been seen in the Netherlands at all. High time, we think, for a great tribute at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
11 October 2018 to 6 January 2019
Dutch paintings from National Trust Houses
English country houses have traditionally been the home to Dutch Golden Age masters. Most of these paintings were acquired in the eighteenth century, the heyday of the English country house. For this exhibition, The Mauritshuis selected the most beautiful Dutch paintings from houses managed by the National Trust.
31 January - 15 September 2019
Rembrandt & het Mauritshuis
In 2019, it is 350 years ago that one of our most famous painters, Rembrandt van Rijn, passed away. This is why his paintings and those of his contemporaries are a national theme for a year. As one of the most important exhibits in light of this anniversary, the Mauritshuis displays a collection of world-famous paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters from the Golden Age, including the sixteen Rembrandts owned by the museum. These are world-famous works such as ‘The Anatomy Lessor by Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, ‘Saul and David’, ‘Song of Simeon’ and three magnificent self-portraits.
4 April – 7 July 2019
Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen
The Mauritshuis will organize an exhibition about image makingand the various perceptions of Johan Maurits of Nassau-Siegen(1604-1679), for whom its building was named. The exhibition will presenta variety of perspectives on Johan Maurits, from his reputationas the governor of Dutch Brazil in the seventeenth centuryto contemporary interpretations of his life and work. The Mauritshuisinvites visitors to the exhibition to form and share their viewpoints.Nicolaes Maes (working title)
17 October 2019 - 19 January 2020
The Mauritshuis presents an exhibition on Nicolaes Maes, one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils.This is the first retrospective exhibition of this painter from Dordrecht.Maes started his career painting biblical representations, whichclearly show his master´s influence. In subsequent years he paintedintimate domestic scenes, which usually focused on women engagedin household chores. Beginning in the 1660s, Maes developedan elegant style of portraiture that was popular with his clientsin Dordrecht and Amsterdam. Featuring over thirty paintingsand drawings the exhibition shows all aspects of Maes’svaried oeuvre.
HAAGS HISTORISCH MUSEUM
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. Man, power and murder
1 December 2018 through 14 April 2019
In 2019 it is 400 years ago that Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1574-1619) was decapitated at the Binnenhof. He is still considered one of the greatest statesmen in Dutch history, the builder and founder of the Dutch state. The exhibit shows the personal challenges and dilemmas this historic statesmen faced.
Golden Age in The Hague
28 April through 8 September 2019
The Hague didn’t just form the centre of power and politics of our country in those days. The Oranjes, regents with great power, lived here. Surrounding the Binnenhof, the oldest governmental centre in the world, impressive city palaces arose for diplomats and wealthy citizens. The exhibit zooms in on The Hague's society during this time and explores the differences between our image and reality. Was everything really as ‘golden’ as it seems?