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.
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!
London’s V&A museum announced it will extend its extremely popular Christian Dior-exhibition. Tickets sold out within 19 days of the exhibition opening!
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.
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.
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.
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.