Twenty-one sculptures by the Spanish artist Joan Miró are adorning the gardens of the Rijksmuseum this summer. This is the first-ever exhibition of Miró’s sculptures in the Netherlands. The four-metre-high Oiseau lunaire is making its first public appearance. Since it was cast in bronze in the 1980s, it had never left the warehouse of its commissioning party in New York, until recently when it came into the possession of a private European owner. The Mirós are on display from 19 June to 11 October in the gardens of the Rijksmuseum, which are free for the public to visit daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. Guest curator Alfred Pacquement, the former director of the Pompidou Centre in Paris, selected sculptures by Miró from the 1966-1982 period. They were loaned out by international museums and private parties, including the Successió Miró (Palma de Mallorca), Fundació Pilar

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