Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum director resigns

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.

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Exhibition: Lively towns, captured by Dutch Impressionists

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.

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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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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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Prints in Paris – at the Amsterdam van Gogh museum

“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”.
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Soon to be admired: mystical landscapes at Paris’ Musée d’Orsay

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.
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Book review: “van Gogh’s Ear” by Bernadette Murphy

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.

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Fourteen kimono-wearing girls visit Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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.

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