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Rhapsody in Blue

7 July 2018 - 10 February 2019

Like an epic poem in various shades of blue, dozens of works from the Voorlinden collection are brought together in the cabinets of the museum.


The title Rhapsody in Blue refers to the piece of music by the American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937) from 1924. A musical kaleidoscope, in which he combines rhythms and melodies of jazz with elements from classical music. Neglecting the existing categories of movements, periods, styles and media, these galleries show a selection from the modern and contemporary art collection that has been arranged based on their hues of blue. In this way, the presentation offers a new perspective of looking at these individual works.


Rhapsody in Blue shows works by Charles Avery (1973), Vanessa Beecroft (1969), Alain Biltereyst (1965), Bram Bogart (1921 – 2012), Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), Willie Cole (1955), Joseph Cornell (1903-1972), Wim Delvoye (1965), Kees van Dongen (1877-1968), Ron van der Ende (1965), Edgar Fernhout (1912-1974), Zoro Feigl (1983), Johannes Girar­doni (1967), Daan van Golden (1936-2017), Herbert Hamak (1952), JCJ Vanderheyden (1928-2012), Donald Judd (1928-1994), Anish Kapoor (1954), Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015), Yves Klein (1928-1962), Adolf Luther (1912-1990), Piero Manzoni (1933–1963), Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944), Ornaghi & Prestinari (1986 & 1984), A.R. Penck (1939-2017), Maria Roosen (1957), Jan Sluijters (1881-1957), Ettore Spalletti (1940-2019), Berend Strik (1960) and Alex van Warmerdam (1952).