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Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht

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Admire great examples of fine art, old and new, at Bonnefanten Museum. The museum focuses primarily on periods between 1200 to 1600, but you'll find some modern and contemporary artworks here as well. During your visit, look for the medieval collection that includes intricate works of woodcarver Jan van Steffeswer, the Neutelings collection made of ivory, bronze, and alabaster, and other pieces from the 16th and 17th centuries. The first floor features old masters and an extensive collection of medieval sculptures, while the second floor exhibits contemporary art including American Minimalism, Italian Arte Povera, and conceptual art. Plan your visit to Bonnefanten Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Maastricht online visit planner.
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  • This museum has a split personality holding both an ancient masters section and an ultra modern art section. The former includes medieval religious sculptures as well as paintings of Bruegel and... 
    This museum has a split personality holding both an ancient masters section and an ultra modern art section. The former includes medieval religious sculptures as well as paintings of Bruegel and...  more »
  • The photos of this museum suggest that it is quite small, but the tower is just a small part. It is divided into two parts with traditional dutch artists on the lower level - this is a fascinating... 
    The photos of this museum suggest that it is quite small, but the tower is just a small part. It is divided into two parts with traditional dutch artists on the lower level - this is a fascinating...  more »
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  • Great museum with a plethora of art showcased, a gift shop, and a nice restaurant. It is worth noticing that its focus is on contemporary art. I truly enjoyed the few hours I spent there, as well as their food. We visited in the afternoon of a weekday during summer vacation and it wasn't cramped at all.
  • This is not a museum for everyone, but everyone should give it a try. It's not a museum for kids as they would not understand most of it and probably not enjoy— but you can still try. Bonnefanten is a museum that displays a few exhibitions of contemporary art per time. This time there were an exhibition of comparative art, one on a Indonesian performance artist and one a contemporary "portrait" artist. The museum has also a permanent collection. It is worth a visit to have a grasp of what art means today and what doesn't mean anymore. Also the architecture of the building is a reason to go to bonnefanten museum at least one time.

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