Il Divino en de dame

Il Divino en de dame

Renilde Hammacher en het surrealisme in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

  • Author(s):
    Marijke Peyser
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    Thonik, Amsterdam
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    17 x 24 cm
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€ 15,-

Renilde Hammacher, who celebrates her hundredth birthday in 2013, was the first woman to serve as senior curator of modern and contemporary art at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. With the support of the director Coert Ebbinge Wubben, between 1962 and 1978—just sixteen years—she created a wholly individual image for the Modern and Contemporary Art Department. She made important purchases of contemporary art and staged numerous exhibitions. Above all, though, it is thanks to Renilde Hammacher that Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has the most important Surrealist collection in the Netherlands. With her vision and tenacity she succeeded in acquiring key works by such artists as René Magritte and Salvador Dalí, and she astonished the Netherlands with one-man exhibitions of their work. In this Boijmans Study, Renilde Hammacher outlines her collection and exhibition policy as it touched on Surrealism and describes her extraordinary meetings with several Surrealist artists, including Dalí.

This publication is only available in Dutch.