Upcoming exhibitions

What’s coming this year? Here you will find more information about our 2021 exhibition program.

Hello Rembrandt!

17 September 2021 – 2 January 2022

Hello Rembrandt! is an interactive exhibition for young explorers from approximately 3 to 12 years old. Get to know Rembrandt’s masterpieces by looking and doing. Try out Rembrandt’s lighting, play with fragments of The Nightwatch, see from how many layers a painting is built up, or dive into a pigment cabinet with all the pigments that Rembrandt used to make his paint. Through various interactive components and digital screens and a photo booth with Rembrandtesque lighting you can learn more about how Rembrandt went to work. What better place to do that than in Rembrandt’s own home? From the very start the visit feels like an adventure.

Hello Rembrandt! was initiated and developed by the Mauritshuis, Den Haag and was presented there in the summer of 2019.


Hat on for Rembrandt

17 September 2021 – 2 January 2022

In Hat on for Rembrandt photographic portraits of children are paired with etchings by Rembrandt. In these artworks you’ll see the most beautiful, crazy and most extravagant head coverings. This series of photos was the product of the multi-year art project Hat on for Rembrandt by Stichting Kunsteducatie De Rode Loper op School (The Red Carpet at School Art Foundation). Elementary school children designed a hat and had their portraits taken, in the spirit of Rembrandt, by photographer Marije van der Hoeven. The results are playful, moving, and surprising. The proud young creators reflect on who they may have been in the past.

Hat on for Rembrandt is an initiative by Stichting Kunsteducatie de Rode Loper op School. Many thanks to Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst and Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie.



20 January – 22 May 2022

Showing things as they are, not idealizing – that is the core of the work of Rembrandt’s work, but also of many artists working today. They look with the same observance and unfiltered gaze at people and the human body, but then nearly four hundred years later. The group exhibition RAW. showcases the work of eleven contemporary artists, including Melanie Bonajo, Natasja Kensmil, Rineke Dijkstra, Alex Farrar and Verena Blok. Although their art takes various forms – from painting, photography and video art to three-dimensional installations – they have something important in common: in their work they challenge taboos about the body and question (prevailing) beauty ideals. Their art is honest and unenhanced. RAW is the first in a new series of exhibitions of contemporary art in The Rembrandt House Museum.