KMSKA on the road


KMSKA regularly lends its holdings for exhibitions at home and abroad. Discover where you can admire our travelling collections.

Advertising image From Bosch To Bruegel From Bosch to Bruegel - Uncovering Everyday Life

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
10 October 2015 tot 17 January 2016

The exhibition From Bosch to Bruegel brings together ‘politically incorrect’ paintings and prints of the highest standard. Approximately forty sixteenth-century paintings and a similar number of prints will be brought to Rotterdam from important museums and private collections. The City Tax Collector by Marinus van Reymerswale from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts travelled to Rotterdam to be part of this exhibition.

Colour unleashed. Modern Art in the Low Countries 1885-1914

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
3 October 2015 – 4 January 2016

Rik Wouters, Lezende vrouw, KMSKA - Lukas Art in Flanders, foto: Hugo Maertens

Rik Wouters, Woman reading, KMSKA - Lukas Art in Flanders, photo: Hugo Maertens

In the brief period between 1885 and the outbreak of war in 1914 painting in the Low countries experienced a modern Renaissance. Colour was liberated from the chains of visual reality. Suddenly, grass could be a cool blue, a face could be bright purple, and trees turned red. Colour had become an autonomous means of expression. This was one of the most important developments in modern art history. The inspiration came from the French Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists, but the artists of the Low Countries added their own flavour. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is to bring these Dutch and Belgian masters together to reveal the interaction between the two countries, which included both pronounced differences and similarities. This unique exhibition has been made possible thanks partly to the current renovation of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, as a result of which some of the top items in its collection can now travel to other museums. From the French ‘ godfathers of colour’ – Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne and the like – to the masters of the Low Countries, such as Leo Gestel, Jan Toorop, Piet Mondrian, James Ensor, Jan Sluijters, Henry van de Velde and Rik Wouters: they will all be brought together in a true feast for the eye.

The exhibition is being staged in close collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and is part of a special year of events celebrating the cultural ties between the Netherlands and Flanders.

Abraham Mignon in Rome

Belgian Embassy, Rome
Long term loan

The painting Flowers in a vase by Dutch artist Abraham Mignon has travelled from Antwerp to Rome where it will be displayed in the Belgian embassy as a long term loan.

Anonymous in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam,
Long term loan

In 1599 an anonymous painter made a family portrait of the Amsterdam merchant Thomas Gerritszn Doesburch, his wife Claesje Hendricksdr Roeclaes and their children. He did this in a period in which the core family (father, mother and children) became a basic principle in western society. This portrait from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp has travelled to the Amsterdam Museum where it will be on display during the renovation of the KMSKA.

Rembrandt in Amsterdam

Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
Long term loan

In 2009 the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp invited the renowned Rembrandt expert Ernst van de Wetering to study the Portrait of the Preacher Eleazar Swalmius as the painting had recently been restored. Van de Wetering concluded that the portrait was made by the Dutch master Rembrandt. During the renovation of the museum you will be able to see it at the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam.

Van Dyck in the US

Worcester Art Museum
Long term loan

The painting Portrait of a Man by Antoon Van Dyckhas travelled to the Worcester Art Museum in the state of Massachusetts where it will be restored by the museum's restoration team. 


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