The Mauritshuis in the Gemeentemuseum


The Mauritshuis in the Gemeentemuseum
28 April 2012 - mid 2014

From the 28th of April 2012 until mid 2014 the Mauritshuis in the Hague will be undergoing an extensive renovation. Due to the ongoing work the Mauritshuis will be closed to the public. Approximately 100 pieces from the exceptional collection will be on display at the Hague Gemeentemuseum for the next two years. Pieces by world famous Dutch artists such as  Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn will be moved to their temporary home in the Hague where they can be appreciated until the renovation is finished in 2014. 

As the Mauritshuis’ collection is extraordinary and truly special in many ways it shoudn’t be hidden behind closed doors. By combining this collection with that of the Hague Gemeentemuseum an artistic timeline, presenting Dutch works of art over six centuries, is created under the same roof. From 'De Stier', painted by Paulus Potter in 1647 to 'Victory Boogie Woogie',  Piet Mondriaan's last piece, which was never finished, before his death in 1944. 

The Girl with the Pearl Earring, possibly the most famous piece in the collection, will be going on tour through the United States and Japan, but before she embarks on this fantastic adventure, she can be admired in the Hague Gemeentemuseum until Friday 15 June.