The exhibition “Hieronymus Bosch — Visions of genius”, held from 13 February to 8 May at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, the artist’s town of birth in the Netherlands, drew a total of 421,700 visitors, setting a new visitors record for the museum.
The exhibition was announced as being the largest retrospective to be dedicated to the artist, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death. The exhibition offered a comprehensive study of the work of Hieronymus Bosch, in collaboration with the Bosch Research and Conservation Project (BRCP). The exhibition reunited 17 of the artist’s 24 known paintings to date, as well as 19 of the artist’s 20 drawings.
The exhibition was no less than a planetary success as visitors came from all over the world (23 % of tickets were purchased overseas). European visitors represented a large share of the international public, with 7 % from Belgium, 6 % from Germany, 4 % from the United Kingdom, and 2 % from France. The museum is preparing to host a new exhibition, “Van Eyck, Brueghel, Jordaens — Masterpieces from Rumania”, from 18 June to 9 October 2016, with hopes for new success.