Which exhibition was your favorite this year? – Now on display

For the fourth year in a row, the art platform Museumtijdschrift awards the Tentoonstellingsprijs for the best exhibition of the past season. These are the 10 nominees!

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Source: Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Nacktes Mädchen hinter Vorhang, 1910-1926
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Kirchner and Nolde: Expressionism. Colonialism

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

This exhibition looked not only at the work of Kirchner and Nolde, but also at the stories of the people portrayed. How did their paintings relate to people and objects from extra-European areas and colonialism?

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Source: Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar / Photo © René Gerritsen

Allart van Everdingen, Trees by the water, ca 1650-1660
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Allart van Everdingen (1621-1675): The rugged landscape

municipal museum in Alkmaar

The Dutch artist Allart van Everdingen traveled to Norway in 1644 to paint the landscape. It turned out to be an outside eye, for his paintings were in great demand in his homeland. The first major retrospective of his work was shown in the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar.

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Fragment campaign image A Poison Tree
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Natasja Kensmil: A poison tree

Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort

Natasja Kensmil connects the present and history, personal memories and collective memory. In her work, which is literally and figuratively layered, she shows opposites such as power and powerlessness, the earthly and the spiritual, and violence and sacrifice.

Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith and Abra, 1607-10

Artemisia. Woman and power

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede

Artemisia was one of the most important representatives of Italian painting from the seventeenth century. As a woman, she manifested herself in a man’s world without conforming. The exhibition revolved around Artemisia’s extraordinary life and work and is part of a recent ‘rediscovery’ of the artist in recent decades.

Now to see! participated in this exhibition. Watch the episode via the link below!

Watch Now Watch! Artemisia back

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Source: Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen

Petrus Christus, Portrait of a Young Woman, c. 1470
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Don’t forget me. Portraits from Dürer to Sofonisba

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum was devoted to portraits from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. How did people want to be immortalized and remembered at the time? This question was answered based on themes such as authority, beauty, family and love.


Source: private collection Berlin, © Pictoright Amsterdam 2021.

Rob Scholte, Reproduction Mandatory, 1986

Rob Scholte – Rendering required

Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle

No fewer than four floors were filled with Rob Scholte’s paintings. The much talked about artist shamelessly uses existing images and appropriates them through alterations, additions and context shifts.

Now to see! was at this exhibition! Watch the episode via the link below!

Watch Now Watch! Rob Scholte back

Paula Rego, The Dance, 1988

Paula Rego

Art Museum The Hague

Paula Rego grew up in Portugal and moved to England to study. There she grew into one of today’s figurative painting’s greatest. Her penetrating paintings are full of symbolism, personal stories and social themes such as power, oppression, sexuality and mythology.

Now to see! participated in this exhibition. See the section below!

Watch now to see! Paula Rego back

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Room overview Under the spell of Ararat
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Under the spell of Ararat. Treasures from ancient Armenia

Drents Museum, Assen

Using approximately 160 precious archaeological objects, this exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through Armenia’s fascinating earliest history. Including the story of the high mountain Ararat, the national symbol of Armenia.


Source: Zanotta SpA – Italy

Advertisement for Liisi Beckmann’s Karelia chair, 1966

Lord we are! Women in design 1900 – today

Art Gallery, Rotterdam

More than a hundred female designers from 1900 to today are in the spotlight in the Kunsthallen! Each and every one of them has made an important contribution to the development of modern and contemporary design.

NB: This exhibition is still on display! Until October 30. Watch the Nu te Zien! broadcast about Here We Are!

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Russian avant-garde
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Russian avant-garde | Revolution in art

Hermitage Amsterdam

This exhibition was only on view for a short time because the Hermitage closed its doors after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The story of the Russian avant-garde is told in detail, starting in Imperial Russia, through Malevich and Kandinsky, and ending in a breeding ground in an old porcelain factory.

To vote

This list of nominations for the Museum magazine’s Exhibition Award 2022 has been selected by a jury of experts. Which exhibition ultimately wins the prize is up to the visitor. You can vote for your favorite exhibition on the Museumtijdschift website until September 15!

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