While waiting for friends,staff at one of the museums I used to work for had a chat with me. They told me about their event, special guest, to sign up quickly. This monthly event is becoming very popular, but the number of tickets remains limited. Continue reading →
Yesterday, at Rembrandt’s former home in Amsterdam, the exhibition “Rembrandt and Jan Six: the etching and the friendship” opened. It may be a small exhibition. It is an interesting one. Continue reading →
The Dutch National Museum of Ethnology is in Leiden, a short walk from Leiden’s main train station. The museum not only hosts large exhibitions and shows pieces from its permanent collection. One can also visit small exhibitions. One of the current ones is on Canadian Inuit Art. Continue reading →
Last weekend, I entered a church. Not because I am religious, but because for the first time in my entire life, this church was completely open to visitors.Usually, one can only admire the distant interior from behind a grill. As an art addict, of course I grabbed the chance to wander all over the place.
Of course you know his “Thinker”. It is one of the best known sculptures in the world. Perhaps you have seen “The Kiss”, or his “Balzac”, or “Burghers of Calais”. Or you may be familiar with his sketches and drawings? Or his unorthodox private life?
On a recent visit to Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, I sauntered through its lower level rooms. Most tourists prefer its floor with the Night Watch and other Dutch Golden Age treasures. I was exploring its art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Sorry, teased you a bit. The title of the small exhibition at the canal house museum van Loon does refer to tulips. However, it also refers to the artist’s name and works of art by him and his friends. While walking through this period home, you need to watch carefully to detect some of the exhibited modern art. It is a bit of a treasure hunt.
“From elite to the street”, is the exhibition’s subtitle. For the van Gogh Museum takes you from elitist collector’s rooms to Parisian streets. This new exhibition explains the craze for prints which took Paris by storm during the “fin de siecle”. Continue reading →
Fans and visitors of the Rotterdam Museum Boijmans van Beuningen received sad news, a few weeks ago. A selection of the museum’s masterpieces can not be admired from last Sunday till autumn 2017. Or rather, they can’t be admired in Rotterdam, for they will travel to Japan.