Art

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May 16 '16 12:00

The Dutch National Opera was named the Opera Company of the Year 2016 in London on Sunday. On Twitter the company states that it is grateful and honored by the award.

May 13 '16 11:55

The Netherlands new National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam is opening its doors to the public for the first time on Monday with an exhibition by Jeroen Krabbe, the museum announced in a press release. According to the museum, it is the first location in the Netherlands that presents a "complete overview of the history of the persecution and genocide of the Dutch Jews."

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May 13 '16 08:59

The wedding portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit will be on display in the Rijksmuseum for the first time on July 2nd, Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science announced on De Wereld Draait Door on Thursday.

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May 11 '16 12:15

The Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam managed to acquire a masterpiece by 17th century marine painter Reinier Nooms. The painting, titled View of the IJ, shows warships in the water in front of the 's Lands Zeemagazijn - where the Scheepvaartmuseum is now located.

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May 9 '16 12:25

The Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in the Noordbrabants Museum drew a total of 421,700 visitors - a record number of visitors for an exhibition in the Den Bosch museum

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May 5 '16 10:26

Sander Paarlberg, conservator in the Dordrechts Museum, is used to seeing paintings of his city, but this last one caught him by surprise - a painting of Dordrecht can be seen in a Beyonce video.

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May 3 '16 15:40

National Monument Vught was awarded the Museum Prize for 2016 on Tuesday. The concentration camp monument won the 100 thousand euro cash prize with 37 percent of the votes, the organization announced.

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May 3 '16 12:40

The Dutch government gave artist Daan Roosegaarde an budget of 13 million euros for an artwork along the famed Dutch Afsluitdijk. The artwork should turn the 32 kilometer long dike, which is being renewed and strengthened in the coming years, into a "Smart Highway".

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Apr 27 '16 10:25

At least one lackey working in the Kensington Palace in the United Kingdom deserves a raise this year. The royal aide noticed the word "Negro" on a plaque describing a Dutch painting only minutes before American President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle was set to arrive in the room.

Apr 22 '16 07:39

The whole world commemorated Prince last night. The pop icon died at the age of 57 in his estate Paisley Park in Minneapolis on Thursday. Hundreds of fans laid flowers the estate and at club First Aveneu, where the music video for Purple Rain was shot. Google turned its logo purple, surrounded by purple rain. In Amsterdam, a spontaneous concert was organized at music venue Melkweg, free for anyone who wanted to attend.

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Apr 21 '16 11:05

The facilities department of the University of Amsterdam accidentally painted over a wall painting believed to be by Banksy while removing graffiti. "Something went wrong, this was never our intention", the University said on Wednesday

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Apr 15 '16 08:12

Four of 24 paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in Hoorn in 2005 were recovered in the Ukraine, the Ukrainian secret service SBU announced in a press conference in Kiev. And those four are "really the most prestigious and missed pieces", Ad Geerdink, director of the museum, said to newspaper Trouw.

Apr 14 '16 17:28

Ticket sales are underway for “The Art of Banksy,” a new exhibition getting its European debut at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The show features a collection of paintings and sculptures by the well-known, yet mostly anonymous street artist.

Apr 14 '16 14:20

An online petition launched a week ago calling for the French government to drop plans to close its Institut Français in Amsterdam reached 2,340 signatures by Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The institute is shutting down as France is selling the building it has owned on the Vijzelgracht since 1966

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Apr 14 '16 11:42

The Zaanse Schans and Van Gogh museum were the most popular day attractions in the Netherlands for foreign tourists last year. These two attractions drew 1.63 and 1.6 million foreign visitors respectively, according to figures released by tourist office NBTC on Thursday.

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Apr 8 '16 16:00

The Noordbrabants Museum once again decided to extend its opening hours for the massively popular and successful Hieronymus Bosch exhibition. This means that a few more tickets for the sold out exhibition will also become available

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Apr 5 '16 16:10

An academy for training museum workers is launching in Amsterdam on Monday, April 11th. The academy will provide training to staff of the 44 museums in the city. The first lessons will be on hospitality, security, how to best approach hearing-impaired visitors and the latest tourism trends.

Apr 5 '16 12:50

A new Rembrandt, painted nearly four centuries after the famous Dutch artist's death, was unveiled in Amsterdam art gallery Looiersgracht 60 on Tuesday. The portrait of a Caucasian man with a white collar and a hat was not painted by an understudy or fan, but by a computer based on Rembrandt's complete works.

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Mar 25 '16 10:40

The Moco Museum opening in Amsterdam at the end of this month will open with an exhibition featuring the work of Pop Art icon Andy Warhol and Street Art legend Banksy, the museum announced.

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Mar 24 '16 16:50

Bad news for those still hoping to get tickets for the Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in the Noordbrabants Museum. All 380 thousand available tickets were sold and the exhibition is completely sold out.

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Mar 17 '16 13:40

The Netherlands Institute for Art History recently acquired a extraordinary collection of letters written by Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan. Mondriaan wrote these 22 letters to his girlfriend Willy Wentholt between 1918 and 1923, the Institute announced. A selection of the letters is on view to the public at the TEFAF until Sunday.

Mar 16 '16 14:25

Dick Bruma, the creator behind popular children's character Nijntje, or Miffy in English, was awarded the Max Velthuijs prize for his entire life's work

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Mar 11 '16 12:55

The Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch extended its exhibition "Hieronymus Bosch - Visions of a genius" due to the exhibitions massive popularity. A massive 300 thousand tickets have already been sold

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Mar 9 '16 15:35

A believed to be lost painting by Rembrandt van Rijn surfaced at an auction in New Jersey in the United States last year. The painting, which can be attributed tot he famous Dutch artist without a doubt, will be displayed at the annual art and antique auction TEFAF in Maastricht

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