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.
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.
This must be a museum’s nightmare: half the collection consists of fakes, forgeries. Yet this is exactly what happened to the Étienne Terrus Museum in Elne, in France. The news, apparently first broadcasted by the BBC, is now making headlines around the world.
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.
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.
The Mauritshuis museum recently concluded ‘Girl in the Spotlight’. Visitors were able to view research taking place in the museum. The museum just announced a new project.
Jacob Riis photographed nineteenth century life in New York’s slums. Michael Wolf captures the hell of modern life in present day metropolis. Examples from his various series are currently exhibited in the Netherlands, at the Museum for Photography in The Hague.
Jacob Riis was on of the first journalists who used photography. A selection of his activist photos are now exhibited at the museum for photography in Amsterdam. This exhibition is called ‘The other half” and runs till the 15th of April 2018.
My friend and I were at the Mauritshuis for a long look at Jan Steen’s ‘histories’. But first things first: a visit to ‘Girl in the Spotlight’! We wanted to have a look at how far things were – as well as wave to the ‘Girl in the Spotlight!’ and the ‘Girl with a Blog’.