Rotterdam Museum Night electrifies enormous crowd with Art and Entertainment
Rotterdam couldn’t have picked a better night to celebrate the 13th edition of Rotterdam Museum Night. The cultural center of Rotterdam was overflowing with excitement, curiosity, discovery and a deep sense of a global community for which Rotterdam is known for.
Much-welcome crisp spring weather contributed to the festive atmosphere. Food trucks and food vendors dotted the street in Rotterdam. The 13th edition of the Rotterdam Museum Night attracted about 15,000 visitors, according to the Rotterdam Museum Night Foundation.
A total of 51 art institutions in Rotterdam were open to the public Saturday night. Visitors were able to discover hidden treasures and get to know a different side of Rotterdam’s museums and galleries.
A crowd of more than 15,000 visited stunning galleries and museums. Highlighting the evening were the exhibitions of TENT Rotterdam, Witte de With Center, Garage Rotterdam, Chabot Museum, House of Ababa, Roodkapje, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Maritiem Museum Rotterdam, ss Rotterdam, Showroom MAMA, LantarenVenster, Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, Villa Zebra, Raaf.
Garage Rotterdam, explored the sound of puffing, steaming and crackling music machines and experience Peter Zegveld’s musical act Scherzo Mechanica.
TENT, Rotterdam presented Anne Wenzel’s work in her solo exhibition The Opaque Palace. In the exhibition, The Crime Was Almost Perfect, the visual arts, architecture, film, criminology and the modern literary crime genre came together in a theatrical setting.
Unfortunately, the two largest museums of Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Kunsthal, kept their doors closed due to their operational costs outweighing revenue.
Museum Night visitors were able to let off some steam at the official after party in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg with amazing pop-up acts, dance, visual art and DJs.