An evening at the Mauritshuis Museum

The Mauritshuis Museum is one of many museums, now organizing special evening events. Other Dutch museums include the Amsterdam van Gogh Museum. My favourite museums in Belgium, France and Great Britain also host similar events, so make sure you keep an eye on your favorite museum’s website to join the fun.

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Exhibition: the neighbours’ portraits at the Mauritshuis

After the delicious exhibition of 17th century “food”-paintings, the Mauritshuis Museum opened its “winter”-exhibition today. Visitors are shown a selection of the best portraits painted by Flemish masters loaned to this museum, by the closed Antwerp KMSKA. This exhibition is located in the Mauritshuis’ exhibition wing.

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Two painters, two paintings, same subject: at the Mauritshuis Museum

This autumn, the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague will open a major exhibition on Flemish Masters. The museum and its Flemish counterpart, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp, organize this exhibition.

For those unable to visit: both museums offer a consolation. Two paintings, one owned by the Antwerp and one by the The Hague museum, treating the same subject but created by different painters, can be admired right now.

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A detective story unfolds, as a painting returns home

Peter van den Brink is pretty pleased. He is director of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen, Germany. From Monday 10th of July 2017, his museum is able to exhibit a painting which has returned home.  Continue reading

The collection as time machine, at museum Boijmans

The title – collection as time machine – sounded interesting. This new exhibition at the Rotterdam Boijmans van Beuningen museum would challenge visitors. Its aim was to invite visitors to spend more time looking at art.

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Princess, paintings, friends: fun!

While waiting for friends,staff at one of the museums I used to work for had a chat with me. They told me about their event, special guest, to sign up quickly. This monthly event is becoming very popular, but the number of tickets remains limited.
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Expected: temporarily at home in Holland

One of the many museums currently changing their temporary exhibition, is the Mauritshuis in The Hague. This summer, a modern art one could be visited in the museum’s small exhibition wing. The entrance to this wing as well as the seperate entrance to the main building with its permanent collection of masters from the Dutch Golden Age, is in the museum’s large entrance hall.

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“Verso”: a room full of fakes

On reading the pre-announcements and advertising blurb before this exhibition opened, I raised an eyebrow. Was the Mauritshuis Museum’s modern art exhibition “Verso” worth a visit? Would it fascinate friends?

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The Hague’s Mauritshuis: “high and low – from our depot”

The Hague’s Mauritshuis remains a firm favourite. The house itself is small, yet manages to show you a wealth of Dutch masters including Vermeer’s “Girl with Pearl Earring”, a few Rembrandts, Fabritius’ “Goldfinch”. In its new wing, one fascinating temporary exhibition is replaced by the next one.

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Exhibition: “Selfies” at the Mauritshuis

No fan of people taking selfies (see “selfie, selfie”), I did admire twenty-seven such pictures, early October 2015. For the Mauritshuis’ has an exhibition on selfies. Not just any selfies: visitors can admire twenty-seven self-portraits by Dutch Golden Age painters.

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