As mentioned in an earlier post, the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem has a fabulous winter exhibition. When the Budapest Szépmüvészeti Múzeum temporarily closed its doors in 2015, it ensured a selection of its paintings from the Dutch Golden Age would be exhibited at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, near Amsterdam.
The Frans Hals Museum just mailed that the exhibition, which was to close in early February, will remain open till the 5th of March 2017. There will even be a few special events around this exhibition, though free lectures on the 19th of February will be in Dutch.
There is an additional charge to the whole Frans Hals Museum, due to this Hungarian exhibition. But a visit or revisit of this exceptional exhibition is worth it.
As mentioned in my earlier post, the works on loan from the Hungarian museum include, portraits of Frans Hals, paintings by Willem Buytewech, Hendrick Avercamp, Anthony van Dyck and drawings by Rembrandt, Karel van Mander and Frans Post. A few of the works hang among the works belonging to the permanent collection of the Frans Hals Museum.
Why not combine a visit to this fabulous exhibition and museum, with a visit to the modern art exhibition mentioned in a more recent post and on show at the Hallen museum in Haarlem? The town itself has many period buildings and other museums an art galleries which can be visited and is not as overcrowded with tourists as Amsterdam, while only a short train journey away from Amsterdam’s Central Station.