The exhibition Art on Display 1949-69 previously took place in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, from November 2019 to March 2020. This impression of the set-up is based on the photography of Pedro Pina.
The exhibition in Rotterdam, in contrast to the one in Lisbon, does not take place against the background of the permanent display of a collection. Whereas in the Gulbenkian Museum, the experience of the exhibition models was central, in Het Nieuwe Instituut the focus is on the reconstruction of parts of the exhibitions. The Rotterdam exhibition is designed by architect Jo Taillieu.