Expected: Michael Wolf’s “Life in Cities”

Michael Wolf specializes in taking photos of people living in cities like Tokyo and Hong Kong. Within a few days, an important retrospective will open at the The Hague Museum of Photography, showing works from his earliest years to recent series. Photos from  “Architecture of Density” to Wolf’s “Street View” series will be exhibited.
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Belgium will launch Museum card

Flemish paper ‘De Morgen’ mentioned, Belgium will follow the Netherlands’example and introduce its very own Flemish card later this year.
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Jewels stolen from Venice Doge Palace

Hard to have missed, as international media and culture & art blogs report on it. Yesterday, it became clear several pieces of jewelry were stolen from Venice’s former Doge Palace – now a museum.

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Loving Vincent – at the Noordbrabants Museum

They love “Loving Vincent”. Friends, acquaintances, complete strangers rave about “Loving Vincent” – since its 2017 release. Not seen it yet? Neither have I.

I  went to the “Loving Vincent” exhibition at the Noordbrabants Museum.

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Romanticism in the North – at the Groninger Museum

“Romanticism in the North: From Friedrich to Turner” is the Groninger Museum’s current exhibition. Visitors can admire over ninety romantic works till the 6th of May 2018. All works date from about 1800 to 1850 and either show northern scenes or were created by northern artists.

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Groninger Museum: a local talent

In the Groninger museum’s print room, a local talent is put in the spotlight. The small exhibition “A Woman in Art” shows works by Albarta ten Oever.

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Lost and found: a Monet showing the effect of fog

The current temp exhibition “Jongkind and friends” at the Dordrecht Museum shows Jongkind’s importance for painters like Monet. The exhibition shows how Monet’s style changed under Jongkind’s influence and slowly evolves into a loose, impressionistic one.

So no better news than to read a lost Monet painting depicting the effect of fog has been found and will be part of an exhibition.

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Dordrecht Museum: Jongkind and friends

Of the three current temp exhibitions on Dutch 20th century artists working and living in France, this is my favourite one! You need not have visited the other two, to fall in love with the wonderful art on show here. “Jongkind and friends”, at Dordrecht’s main museum, can be visited on its own.

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The Hague’s Mesdag Collection: The Dutch and Barbizon

It is not necessary to visit the van Gogh Museum’s temporary exhibition to appreciate a much smaller one in The Hague. At the Mesdag Collection, the exhibition covers just three rooms. It focuses on a few Dutch and French artists working in and near Barbizon.

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The Dutch in Paris – Amsterdam van Gogh Museum

The van Gogh Museum currently treats its visitors to an interesting exhibition. Its title is “The Dutch in Paris”. This temporary exhibition can be viewed as a stand-alone one, or as the first to three related exhibitions on the same theme.

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