For the first time, an exhibition shows how much fish has enriched Dutch art and culture. In Beet! the versatility of the fish and its significance in Dutch and Flemish visual culture is discussed.
Fishing has long been Dordrecht’s most important economic activity. This is reflected in the collection of the Dordrechts Museum, wich forms the basis for the exhibition. In addition, lLoans are obtained from the Rijksmuseum, the Mauritshuis, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels and many other museums and private collections at home and abroad.