H’ART Museum’s future programme highlights

H’ART Museum (formerly the Hermitage) in Amsterdam has announced the highlights of its exhibition programme for the next five years. The museum brings together world-famous art from all over the world, with their very diverse stories, in unique exhibitions. The programme for 2024 – 2028 is organized in collaboration with new museum partners: Center Pompidou, British Museum and Smithsonian American Art Museum. is planned for Amsterdam’s 750th anniversary in 2025 A special guest exhibition by New York’s Leiden Collection. The museum recently cut its ties with the Hermitage Museum in St, Petersburg.

2024 – 2025: Kandinsky & David Levinthal  

This summer, H’ART Museum and Center Pompidou will start their collaboration with a major exhibition on Wassily Kandinsky (Moscow 1866 – Paris 1944). Center Pompidou has one of the artist’s most renowned collections. One of the absolute highlights is the well-known reconstruction of the Salon de Réception of the Juryfreie exhibition in Berlin (1922). Using more than 60 works of art from the Parisian collection, the exhibition presents a unique overview of Kandinsky’s artistic oeuvre: a personal journey that made him one of the founders of abstract art. H’ART Museum and Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) close the year with the controversial presentation, American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs . Photographer Levinthal (1949) captures typical American subjects and investigates the influence of mass media on American myth-making. From the Vietnam War to Baseball and Barbie. He discusses American culture and history. H’ART Museum and SAAM are working together on this European first.  

  • Kandinsky : June – November 2024
  • David Levinthal: November 2024 – March 2025

2025/26: Rembrandt & Brancusi   

In 2025, H’ART Museum will celebrate the 750th anniversary of the city of Amsterdam with an exhibition dedicated to the Netherlands in the seventeenth century; daily life and the residents. In collaboration with The Leiden Collection, an exhibition is being prepared that focuses on Rembrandt with more than twelve paintings, but which also goes further. Think of masterpieces from Rembrandt’s circle, both from Amsterdam and his native city of Leiden. This project marks the second collaboration between H’ART Museum and The Leiden Collection , founded by French-American collector Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan and his wife Daphne Recanati Kaplan. After the summer, Center Pompidou icon Constantin Brancusi (Hobita/Romania 1876 – Paris 1957) will take center stage. The Paris museum houses his entire studio, which was bequeathed to France by the artist. This exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of the founder of modern sculpture. The last time a major retrospective of Brancusi was organized in the Netherlands was more than 50 years ago. Brancusi’s works can come to the Netherlands because Center Pompidou will be closed for renovation for several years.  

  • Rembrandt: April – August 2025
  • Brancusi: September 2025 – February 2026

2026 – 2027: Matisse & USA  

In 2026, H’ART Museum and Center Pompidou will bring one of the best-known and most popular artists of all time to Amsterdam: Henri Matisse (Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869 – Nice 1954). 2026 also marks 250 years of American-Dutch relations. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to recognize independence from the United States. In collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, H’ART Museum commemorates this special anniversary. The programming is currently being developed; details will be announced in due course.  

  • USA programme: March – August 2026
  • Matisse: September 2026 – February 2027

2027 – 2028: Feminine Power & Surrealism  

2027 starts with the first exhibition in collaboration with the British partner of H’ART Museum. Under the title Feminine Power, H’ART Museum and British Museum present an exhibition about the power of goddesses, witches, saints and spirits in religion. An extraordinary exhibition on surrealism will follow in the second half of the year. Organized by H’ART Museum and Center Pompidou with works by Giorgio de Chirico (Greece 1888 – Italy 1978), Salvador Dali (Spain 1904 – 1989), Max Ernst (Germany 1891 – France 1976), René Magritte (Belgium 1898 – 1967) and Toyen (Czech Republic 1902 – France 1980).  

  • Feminine Power : Spring/Summer 2027  
  • Surrealism: September 2027 – February/March 2028