Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam.

From 9th September.

Patients and visitors of the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam will soon be able to enjoy five top pieces from the sculpture collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Last week a secret selection of images, all human figures, was transferred to the neighboring hospital. This is in line with the daily practice of the hospital where the human body is central. The images will be revealed during the festive opening on 9 September.

As part of the large-scale renovation and renewal of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, part of the museum collection remains visible at neighborhood museums and institutions under the name: “Boijmans at the Neighbors”. The exhibition “Human Images – Strength & Vulnerability” at Erasmus MC is the sixth in the series of eleven exhibitions. Four of these five human sculptures, all from the museum collection, will adorn the hospital’s covered garden. Which four sculptures are involved, remains a secret until the opening. The iconic meter-high cast-iron giant “Grosse Geister (Figur Nr. 8)” by artist Thomas Schütte now welcomes visitors to the Erasmus MC at the RG 101H entrance (near the atrium). In the hospital, where the human body is the most important, this exhibition celebrates the strength and vulnerability of the body. The entire museum collection of 151,000 works of art, of which around 3,000 sculptures, will come together in 2021 in the then to be opened Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, the first fully publicly accessible art depot in the world.

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