Urushi at Leiden

A small Urushi exhibition recently opened at the Dutch Japan Museum. This museum is situated in a Leiden period house and also known as SieboldHuis. The Urushi exhibition contains exquisite modern art, created using ancient, traditional Japanese techniques.

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Amsterdam Cromhouthuis: drawings by da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt

When wealthy business tycoon Carl Joseph Fodor died in 1860, he left his art collection to Amsterdam. Now a selection of absolute highlights from Fodor’s collection can be admired at a small Amsterdam canal-house. In the period house, visitors are treated to drawings by world-famous artist like da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt.

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Dordrecht’s Museum displays its roots

In one of the oldest town of the Netherlands, Dordrecht, a museum gives an impression of its origin and roots. In just a few rooms it manages to show how and where it started and what was exhibited. This small and cute exhibition is called “Spiegel voor het Heden” or “Mirror of the Present”.

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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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Into the woods with van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot

Take a stroll into the woods with van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot this summer – while visiting the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Its summer exhibition in the museum’s exhibition wing, shows 34 works by these and other painters. The selected paintings are from the museum’s own collection, as well as from the The Hague Mesdag and private collections.

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Fake? Fortune? A new Rembrandt?

The period home and Rembrandt museum in Amsterdam, sent me an invitation. Not to attend an opening: their summer exhibition on the friendship between Jan Six and Rembrandt opened early May. You can visit it at Rembrandt’s former home till early September 2017.

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Poor – and rich – in The Hague

The Groninger Museum focuses on life of the wealthy. In the Hague, there are two exhibitions which lift a tip of the veil of what life was like for the poor and rich there. The The Hague Historical Museum’s summer exhibition “Poor and Rich – Rich and Poor” is the first one. This museum is housed in a historic guild building, just a few steps from the Mauritshuis.

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Exhibition: The discovery of Mondriaan

Visiting the Netherlands? It is difficult not to come across primary colours red, blue, yellow – as well as white and black. In case you missed it – despite all the sales and merchandising going on: the Netherlands celebrates Mondriaan Year.

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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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