Erwin Olaf donates core collection to Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum announced Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf donates his core collection to the museum. Erwin Olaf is world famous and received many awards. He recently photographed the Dutch Royal family and designed the Dutch 2014 Euro coins.

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Remembering female resistance members: Ru Paré exhibition

Some countries suddenly realize women were involved in resisting Nazis as well. Some of these women took up arms, but more did not. What most share: having been forgotten.

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Exhibition: ‘Tranquility, Harmony, Belief and Inspiration’

As mentioned in a previous post, Gouda’s museum is located in a period building. This building is large enough to host several exhibitions at the same time. Apart from the Pieter Pourbus exhibition, I visited an exhibition with works by a contemporary artist.

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The rediscovered painting by Pieter Pourbus

Pieter Pourbus is being rediscovered as important Flemish painter, thanks to the exhibition organized by Bruges’ Groeningenmuseum and Museum Gouda. This exhibition is currently to be found at the museum in Gouda.

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Exhibition review: Pieter Pourbus at Gouda

Pieter Pourbus, once an important artist, has been largely forgotten. Fortunately, this is now changing thanks to a joint effort by two museums. They put together an important exhibition, currently at the Museum Gouda in the Netherlands.

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Exhibition: van Gogh and Japan, Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum currently shows a very important exhibition. “Van Gogh & Japan” combines Vincent van Gogh’s works and Japanese prints. The exhibition shows the important influence Japanese prints had, on van Gogh’s art.

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High Society ‘visits’ Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

The recently completed restoration of Rembrandt’s portraits of Marten and Oopjen, was their excuse. Curators Jonathan Bikker and Gregor Weber created a truly dazzling exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. It contains life-size portraits of High Society members from the 16th to 20th century.

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Fantastic beasts to be found at Utrecht’s Catharijne Convent

Museum Catharijne Convent in Utrecht casts a spell! It displays rare illuminated medieval manuscripts in a wonderful exhibition. Here are medieval versions of Rowling’s’ fantastic beasts – as well as knights, ladies, saints, flowers and other wonderful images.

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High Society at Amsterdam’s Museum van Loon

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum may delight visitors with its ‘High Society’: it is not the only museum with a high society exhibition. Museum van Loon also treats visitors to portraits. Though in this case: pastel portraits of Dutch High Society.

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Exhibition: a less familiar side of Jan Steen

Mention Jan Steen and everybody starts talking about the young girl with oysters, his rowdy family scenes, his ‘Mayor of Delft’ portrait. Nobody will mention a religious painting by Steen, or a work based on some Greek or Roman myth. The current exhibition at the Mauritshuis shows a less familiar side of Jan Steen.

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