Van Gogh Museum exhibits Pissarro prints

A few weeks ago, the Van Gogh Museum announced it had acquired prints by Camille Pissarro? Just after the main exhibition on Hockney and van Gogh opened, a selection of these newly acquired prints went on display as well.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Link

Last night, the Dutch Drents Museum located in Assen, won a Global Fine Art Award (GFAA) for one of its exhibitions. Unfortunately, this exhibition has long closed. However, all who visited it will agree: a well-deserved award!

Continue reading

Haags Historisch Museum: “Man, Might, Murder”

John Fletcher, Shakespeare’s successor, wrote a play about the murder. PM Mark Rutte considers him to be the most important Dutch statesman. Yet Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547 – 1619) is barely remembered. An exhibition at Hague’s Historical Museum (Haags Historisch Museum) tries to change this.

Continue reading

Hockney and van Gogh: glee and joy in Amsterdam

The latest exhibition at the Amsterdam van Gogh museum made a splash. Yet international media headlines were not about art. The Amsterdam fire-brigade rescued David Hockney and a group of journalists from an elevator.

Fortunately, claustrophobic me was unable to attend this opening. I joined the usual crowds of visitors a few days later. On entering, of course my main worry concerned elevators, escalators, stairs? No worry: you can forget about getting rescued by handsome members of Amsterdam’s fire-brigade.

Continue reading

Van Gogh Museum obtains 91 Pissarro prints

The van Gogh Museum just tweeted, it obtained 91 prints by Camille Pissarro. The museum managed to buy the prints with financial assistance from the Dutch BankGiro Lottery, the Vincent van Gogh foundation and from “Members of the Yellow House”. Visitors will be able to admire a selection of the prints in a special exhibition per first of March 2019.

Continue reading

Amsterdam Rijksmuseum exhibits “all” its Rembrandts

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam treats visitors to many of its works by Rembrandt. However, not all the works by Rembrandt from its collection are to be found in the exhibition wing. Visitors can admire Rembrandt’s famous “Night Watch” without visiting this exhibition.

Continue reading

Exhibition: Rembrandt’s Social Network

A small but important exhibition recently opened at Amsterdam’s Rembrandt House Museum. In the museum’s modern exhibition wing, visitors learn about Rembrandt’s social network. Well-known and not-that-well-known family members, friends, acquaintances and clients are introduced.

Continue reading

Exhibition: Mauritshuis and its Rembrandts

This year is “Rembrandt Year”: 350 years ago, Rembrandt van Rijn died. To commemorate one of the greatest Dutch artists, museums host special exhibitions. One of these was recently opened by Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, at the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague.

Continue reading