Exhibitions

One of the goals of the AAH is to share the collection with as many people as possible on a global level. We have developed a professional loan program and an extensive network of partners, to whom we contribute our collection for exhibition purposes. We sometimes also exhibit the collection as a whole, which was the case in 2008 (Cologne & Kassel), 2009 (Frans Hals Museum) and 2012 (Pinacotheque de Paris).

Below you will find an overview of the exhibitions we have participated in.

Present & Future

Venue: Pinacotheque de Paris
Website: visit
Start: 26 Jan 2011
End: 31 Dec 2015

Long term loan to the PINACOTHEQUE DE PARIS of 17 paintings
-see Newsflash 28 January 2011.

 

Past

Venue: Kunstmuseum Bern
Website: visit
Start: 15 Oct 2010
End: 20 Feb 2011

FAA loan:
Gerrit van Honthorst, Alte Frau prueft eine Muenze vor einer Lanterne (Avaritia)

Venue: National Gallery of art, Washington
Website: visit
Start: 21 Jun 2009
End: 29 Nov 2009

In celebration of Judith Leyster’s (1609-1660) 400th birthday, the Gallery will showcase her expressive Self-Portrait (c. 1630) as the focal point of a small exhibition that will include ten of Leyster’s finest works from American and European collections. Leyster’s oeuvre consists of a range of subjects, including genre scenes, portraits, and still lifes, that display her awareness of contemporary artistic styles and themes. The informality of her engaging paintings owes much to Frans Hals (c. 1582/1583-1666), with whom she may have studied, as well as to the Utrecht Caravaggisti. To complement Leyster’s works, paintings by Hals and by Leyster’s husband, Jan Miense Molenaer (1610-1668), will also be included.

Venue: Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
Website: visit
Start: 14 Feb 2009
End: 14 Jun 2009

Important dates:

  • Monday, March 2nd, 2009: 2 tours by  Ilone Kremer at 11AM & 2 pm
  • Lectures:
    • 3 March: De verzamelaar aan het woord. George Kremer (17th century) and Paul de Vilder (16th century)
    • 7 April: De kunsthandel tussen omzet en ethiek. Jan Six (Sotheby’s) and Eddy Schavemaker (Noortman Master Paintings)
    • 12 May: De verzamelaar: vloek of zegen voor het museum? Frits Duparc (former Director Mauritshuis) and Taco Dibbits (Director Collections Rijksmuseum)
    • 2 June: De verzamelaar: cultuurbescherming of eigen glorie? Gary Schwartz (art historian, journalist) and Renée Steenbergen (art consultant).

Venue: Schloss Wilhelmshoehe, Kassel
Start: 24 Oct 2008
End: 25 Jan 2009

Schloss Wilhelmshoehe will be the second venue in the tour of The Kremer Collection. In Kassel the exhibition will show 46 works of a total of 48 as our 2 Lievens paintings Christ at the column and Hilly landscape with resting peasants will be exhibited in the National Gallery in Washington. See below. (website)

Venue: National Gallery of Art, Washington
Website: visit
Start: 26 Oct 2008
End: 11 Jan 2009

Jan Lievens’ Enigmatic Career And Relationship with Rembrandt Van Rijn Are Reconsidered in an Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, October 26, 2008–January 11, 2009; Traveling to Milwaukee and Amsterdam

Washington, DC—The life and career of Jan Lievens (1607–1674), one of the greatest yet most enigmatic Dutch painters of the 17th century, is finally brought to light in the exhibition Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered, on view at the National Gallery of Art in the West Building from October 26, 2008, through January 11, 2009.

The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Milwaukee Art Museum, where it will be on view from February 7 through April 26, 2009, and the Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, where it will be seen from May 17 through August 9, 2009.

“History has not been kind to Jan Lievens, and this intriguing exhibition invites a serious reconsideration of his place in the annals of art history,” said Earl A. Powell III, director of the National Gallery of Art. “The Gallery is grateful for the outstanding loans from private and public collections in Europe and America, and we hope that general visitors and scholars alike will find this show to be an eye-opener.”

The Kremer Collection will be participate in the Washington exhibition with two works by Lievens, Christ at the column (dated to around 1625) and a rare landscape, Hilly landscape with resting peasants (dated to around 1640).

Venue: Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne
Website: visit
Start: 11 Jul 2008
End: 05 Oct 2008

 

For the first time, the entire Old Masters collection will be on exhibit, starting on July 11th at the Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne, Germany. The exhibition will show all 48 old masters in the collection and a German language catalogue in full colour describing all works will be available.

For the exhibition in Cologne, Dutch Design office concrete architectural associates bv has designed a modern interior in which the collection will be exhibited. The idea is to show the public that 300+ year old paintings fit very well with today’s designs for living space.


The Kremer Collection at the Wallraf

It is not rare for people to dream of calling a real Rembrandt their own, because the Dutch painter has attained mythical status the world over. But his fellow countryman George Kremer is one of the very few who has actually realised this “boy`s dream”. Rembrandt’s “Bust of an Old Man with Turban” is one of the highlights of his outstanding collection from the “Golden Age” of Netherlandish painting, which also features such masters as Gerrit Dou, Frans Hals, Pieter de Hooch, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Gerrit van Honthorst and Michael Sweerts.

With “Rembrandt, A Boy`s Dream”, the Kremer Collection will be shown for the first time in its entirety in a dedicated exhibition. For this the Wallraf has dispensed with the typical approach of grouping paintings by genre or school, and come up with a surprise that bridges the centuries: the celebrated design office concrete in Amsterdam has custom made an ultra-modern, exhibition space specially for the show. So now the old Netherlandish masters will be brought face to face with the hippest side of Holland.

The Kremer Collection (www.thekremercollection.com) is conceived of more along museum lines, and has less to do with with a fashionable taste. Such that the last self-portrait by Adriaen Hanneman is no less at home in the collection than Gerrit van Honthorst’s “St Peter Doing Penance” or Rembrandt’s “Bust of an Old Man with Turban”. In just thirteen breathtakingly short years, the Kremers have brought together no fewer than 48 such masterpieces. Their goal was and is to create and preserve a collection of paintings that will awaken and foster enthusiasm for the Dutch and Flemish schools of the 17th century.

FURTHER VENUES

Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel – Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
Kassel: 24.10.2008 – 25.01.2009

Frans Hals Museum
Haarlem: 14.02.2009 – 14.06.2009

COLOGNE

Rembrandt, A Boy`s Dream
The Kremer Collection
Masterpieces of 17th century Netherlandish Painting
11 July – 5 October 2008

WALLRAF-RICHARTZ-MUSEUM & FONDATION CORBOUD
Obenmarspforten (by the City Hall)
50667 Cologne

Tel.: +49 (0) 221 / 221 21119
Fax: +49 (0) 221 / 221 22629
wallraf@museenkoeln.de

HOW TO GET THERE

Underground: Dom/Hauptbahnhof
Bus: Rathaus
Tram: Heumarkt
Car: Car park Gürzenich

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

ADMISSION

7.50 euros (concessions 5 euros)

CATALOGUE

„Niederländische Kunst der Sammlung Kremer”
38,- Euro, German or Dutch
Hirmer Verlag (ISBN: 978-3-7774-4495-6)

ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

www.museenkoeln.de/wallraf

Die Sammlung Kremer im Wallraf

Einen echten Rembrandt sein eigen nennen zu können, davon träumen viele, denn der holländische Maler ist ein weltweit bekannter Mythos. Sein Landsmann George Kremer ist einer der wenigen, der sich diesen Traum, seinen persönlichen „Jugendtraum”, erfüllen konnte. Rembrandts „Alter Mann mit Turban” ist ein Highlight seiner hochkarätigen Sammlung von Bildern aus dem „Goldenen Zeitalter” der Niederlande. Sie vereint weitere Meister wie Gerrit Dou, Frans Hals, Pieter de Hooch, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Gerrit van Honthorst oder Michael Sweerts.

Mit „Rembrandt, ein Jugendtraum” ist die gesamte Sammlung Kremer zum ersten Mal im Rahmen einer Sonderausstellung zu sehen. Für die Präsentation wählte das Wallraf keine gewöhnliche museale Hängung nach Gattung oder Schule, sondern überrascht mit einem Brückenschlag über die Jahrhunderte: Eigens für die Schau hat das renommierte Amsterdamer Designbüro concrete ein topmodernes Ausstellungsinterieur entworfen. Die alten niederländischen Meister treffen also auf das hippe Holland von heute.

Die Sammlung Kremer (www.thekremercollection.com) ist eher museal geprägt und weniger durch ueblichen privaten Geschmack beeinflusst. So gehört das letzte Selbstbildnis von Adriaen Hanneman ebenso zur Sammlung wie der „Büßende Petrus” von Gerrit van Honthorst oder der „Alte Mann mit Turban” von Rembrandt. In der atemberaubend kurzen Zeit von nur dreizehn Jahren trugen George und Ilone Kremer bis heute 48 Meisterwerke zusammen. Ihr Ziel war und ist die Schaffung und der Erhalt einer Gemäldesammlung, die die Begeisterung für die niederländische und flämische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts wecken und bewahren soll.

WEITERE AUSSTELLUNGSSTATIONEN

Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel – Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
Kassel: 24.10.2008 – 25.01.2009

Frans Hals Museum
Haarlem: 14.02.2009 – 14.06.2009

KOELN

Rembrandt, ein Jugendtraum

Die Sammlung Kremer
Meisterwerke niederländischer Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts
11. Juli – 5. Oktober 2008

WALLRAF-RICHARTZ-MUSEUM & FONDATION CORBOUD
Obenmarspforten (am Kölner Rathaus)
50667 Köln

Tel.: 0221 / 221 21119
Fax: 0221 / 221 22629
wallraf@museenkoeln.de

VERKEHRSANBINDUNG

U-Bahn: Dom/Hauptbahnhof
Bus: Rathaus
Straßenbahn: Heumarkt
Auto: Parkhaus Gürzenich

ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN

Dienstag bis Freitag 10 – 18 Uhr
Jeden Donnerstag 10 – 22 Uhr
Samstag und Sonntag 11 – 18 Uhr
Montags geschlossen

EINTRITT

7.50 Euro (ermäßigt 5 Euro)

KATALOG

„Niederländische Kunst der Sammlung Kremer”
38,- Euro, Deutsch oder Niederländisch
Hirmer Verlag (ISBN: 978-3-7774-4495-6)

AKTUELLES BEGLEITPROGRAMM

www.museenkoeln.de/wallraf

Venue: Mauritshuis, The Hague
Website: visit
Start: 27 Feb 2008
End: 08 Jun 2008

From February 23 – June 8, 2008 an exhibition of the works of Adriaen Coorte (active in Amsterdam and Middelburg, c. 1683-1707) was held in the Mauritshuis, The Hague. During the exhibition approximately 35 of the most important works were shown, out of a total of approximately 80 known works, signed and dated between 1683 and 1707. A richly illustrated catalogue was published, separately in Dutch and English. Essays addressed the development of Coorte’s oeuvre, the iconography and the renewed appreciation for his work. All exhibited works were published in colour and a catalogue raisonne of the oeuvre was included in the catalogue. We participated with a recent acquisition, Mountainous landscape with ducks.

Venue: Lakenhal, Leiden
Start: 16 Dec 2005
End: 19 Mar 2006

Venue: National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
Start: 01 Oct 2005
End: 11 Dec 2005

Venue: Mauritshuis, The Hague
Start: 25 Mar 2005
End: 26 Jun 2005

Venue: Albertina, Vienna
Start: 26 Mar 2004
End: 27 Jun 2004

Venue: Bruce Museum, Greenwhich Conneticut
Start: 31 Jan 2004
End: 02 May 2004

Venue: National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
Start: 01 Oct 2003
End: 31 Dec 2003

Venue: Städel Museum, Frankfurt
Start: 01 Feb 2003
End: 11 May 2003

Venue: Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
Start: 15 Jan 2003
End: 16 Mar 2003

Venue: Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto
Start: 03 Nov 2002
End: 08 Jan 2003

Venue: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conneticut
Start: 19 Sep 2002
End: 01 Dec 2002

Venue: Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco
Start: 15 Jun 2002
End: 25 Aug 2002

Venue: Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
Start: 20 Feb 2002
End: 26 May 2002

Venue: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Start: 09 Mar 2002
End: 20 May 2002

Venue: Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel
Start: 03 Nov 2001
End: 27 Jan 2002

Venue: Mauritshuis, The Hague
Start: 09 Dec 2000
End: 25 Feb 2001

Venue: Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
Start: 06 Sep 2000
End: 19 Nov 2000

Venue: National Gallery of Art, Washington
Start: 16 Apr 2000
End: 06 Aug 2000

Venue: Osaka Municipal Museum of Art
Start: 04 Apr 2000
End: 02 Jul 2000

Venue: Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
Start: 25 Sep 1999
End: 10 Jan 2000

Venue: Mauritshuis, The Hague
Start: 25 Sep 1999
End: 09 Jan 2000

Venue: National Gallery, London
Start: 09 Jun 1999
End: 05 Sep 1999

Venue: Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
Start: 01 May 1999
End: 31 Jul 1999

Venue: Whatsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conneticut
Start: 17 Dec 1998
End: 27 Feb 1999

Venue: Dulwhich Picture Gallery, London
Start: 03 Sep 1998
End: 15 Nov 1998

Venue: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Start: 17 Dec 1997
End: 15 Feb 1998

Venue: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Start: 01 Oct 1997
End: 07 Dec 1997

Venue: Mauritshuis, The Hague
Start: 10 Oct 1995
End: 07 Jan 1996