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.

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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.

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Amsterdam “Sunflowers” removed for research and restoration

Yesterday, one of Vincent van Gogh’s beloved paintings was removed for restoration. Until Friday 22nd of February 2019, his “Sunflowers” are not exhibited in Amsterdam. The still life is usually displayed in the van Gogh Museum’s permanent exhibition building. Continue reading

Exhibition: Three Kings and Hieronymus Bosch in Den Bosch

One exhibition which fits in perfectly with Christmas festivities, can be found at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch. Its theme is the “Adoration of the Magi”. It explores the importance of Hieronymus Bosch’ works and their impact on contemporaries and later artists.

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National Trust’s Dutch Masters at the Mauritshuis, The Hague

The exhibition “Dutch masters from British country houses” at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, will close 6th of January 2019. If you are visiting the country during the Christmas holidays: make sure not to miss it.

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Chintz at the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

Most tourists visit the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum for works by Dutch Golden Age artists. Yet this museum exhibits more than just Dutch Golden Age art. Take its special collections, which include weapons, examples of applied art, ship models, Delft-ware and more.

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Van Gogh Museum: Gauguin, Laval, Martinique

No need to mope around a wet, cold Amsterdam: the van Gogh Museum’s latest exhibition has a tropical theme. Many are unaware, Paul Gauguin and Charles Laval spent time on Martinique. Though cut short, their stay had a great impact on both artists.

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When will da Vinci be revealed?

Louvre Abu Dhabi mailed me a really extensive mail … about celebrations and what not? Including: the new exhibition and spoken art pop-up poetry, pop-up architecture?

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Book review: Michael Palin’s “Erebus” – not for the faint hearted

The book’s cover reveals Michael Palin’s “Erebus” is a ship’s biography. Yet it is more than this. “Erebus” story will interest those familiar with Palin’s series “Pole to Pole”, as well as people interested in ships, adventures, explorations, mysteries, history.

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Rembrandt House Museum obtains a Degas and a Manet

Later this month, a new exhibition will open at Amsterdam’s Rembrandt House Museum. The museum announced a few hours ago, it obtained two new works for its collection. These will be shown in the yet-to-open “Rembrandt in Paris” exhibition.

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