The Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum is Amsterdam’s museum for modern and contemporary art. It used to be one of the world’s leading modern art museums till it closed for extensive renovation works. Two years after it reopened to the public, Beatrix Ruf became the museum’s new director.
As mentioned in an earlier post, visitors to The Hague are treated to two exhibitions shedding some light on poverty and town-life. At the The Hague Historical Museum, near the Mauritshuis, an exhibition compares the lives of the rich and poor of the town. The exhibition at the The Hague Gemeentemuseum focuses on Dutch Impressionists.
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.
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.
“From elite to the street”, is the exhibition’s subtitle. For the van Gogh Museum takes you from elitist collector’s rooms to Parisian streets. This new exhibition explains the craze for prints which took Paris by storm during the “fin de siecle”.
This spring, the French Musée d’Orsay in Paris intends to surprise and delight with a landscape exhibition. This exhibition could be admired previously at the Ontario Art Gallery, in Canada.
Two van Gogh paintings have been recovered by Italian police. Both works were stolen from the Amsterdam van Gogh Museum 14 years ago. In 2003, two men convicted of the crime denied involvement and claimed they had been framed. Continue reading
When there is a hype, I prefer to wait till it has blown over and then see if all the fuzz was just marketing and pitching. So it took a while for me to read Bernadette Murphy’s book “Van Gogh’s Ear”, despite it being closely linked to the Amsterdam van Gogh Museum’s summer exhibition which terminates 25th of September 2016.
From the 20th of February 2016, fourteen girls dressed in kimonos will be staying at the Philips Wing of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam for a short visit. For the first time, the series of fourteen paintings by Dutch painter G.H. Breitner, will be shown together in one exhibition.