Art

Mar 2 '15 13:31

From the next school year vocational students will be able to visit museums or cultural events at a discount, Minister Jet Bussemaker (Education and Culture) announced at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam today.

Mar 2 '15 10:36

More than 265 thousand people visited the Mark Rothko exhibition in the Gemeentemuseum (Municipal Museum) over the last few months, museum director Benno Tempel told ANP on the closing day of the exhibition. This is a record number of visitors for the museum.

Feb 20 '15 10:29

In 1948 Queen Juliana bought a painting by Paul Bril (1554 - 1625) which came from the inventory of Nazi Hans Fischbock, NRC reports.

Feb 17 '15 11:30

A Roman coin treasure that was unearthed in Buren are on exhibition at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden from today.

Feb 17 '15 09:30

Several Dutch museums are banning the selfie stick from their premises. Not only does it annoy other museum visitors, but a selfie stick could also damage the art.

Feb 16 '15 17:00

Architect Fons Verheijen is planning legal action against the Naturalis Museum in Leiden, whose exhibition space building he designed. He argues that the museum is violating Dutch copyright laws by transforming the exhibition space into a storage facility and office space.

Feb 12 '15 20:09

King Willem-Alexander opened the Late Rembrandt exhibition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The major Rembrandt exhibition of nearly half a century offers the late period work of the famous Dutch master. Visitors can see approximately 40 paintings and 60 drawings, all made in Amsterdam, in the Philips wing.

Feb 12 '15 15:39

Danish photojournalist Mads Nissen’s image of a young gay couple in St. Petersburg was named World Press Photo of the Year on Thursday.

Feb 10 '15 13:29

The Van Gogh Museum's new entrance on the Museumplein will open in September, director Axel Ruger announced yesterday.

Feb 9 '15 08:14

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has received a sizable donation from the artists Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg, NRC reports.The museum received a total of 175 artworks by 34 artists, including works from artists Carl Andre, Hanne Darboven, Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman, Jeff Wall and Lawrence Weiner.

Feb 3 '15 14:25

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will be open on Friday nights in the coming months to give people more opportunity to visit the large Late Rembrandt exhibition. The exhibition opens on February 12th.

Feb 3 '15 11:32

The Rijksmuseum has serious doubts about the Fitzwilliam Museum's (Cambridge) claim that two ancient bronze sculptures were made by Michelangelo.

Jan 29 '15 17:45

The Dick Bruna Huis is being converted into a museum devoted to Nijntje, the illustrated rabbit beloved by Dutch children. Centraal Museum Utrecht announced the news on Wednesday at a presentation about the iconic bunny's 60th birthday.

Jan 29 '15 11:10

More than a year after the museums in the Netherlands published the results of an investigation into possible stolen art in their collections, the first case has been settled. The Dordrecht Museum has bought a canvas by Jacob Cuyp (1594 - 1652) from the heirs of its original Jewish owner.

Jan 28 '15 12:49

Amsterdam's annual Holland Festival will feature a new slate of programming to help shed its image as an "elitist" event. The 68th edition of the festival, running from May 30 to June 23, is the first to take place under the leadership of Ruth Mackenzie.

Jan 27 '15 18:47

American pop icon Lionel Richie will appear at the 40th North Sea Jazz Festival. It will be his first performance at the annual event.

Jan 27 '15 08:13

Artist Ralph Prins died at the age of 88 yesterday. One of his best known works is the design for National Monument Kamp Westerbork, which was unveiled by Queen Juliana in 1970.

Jan 26 '15 12:45

A Jan Steen painting was discovered during a valuation day in Beverwijk yesterday afternoon. The painting is estimated to be worth around 20 thousand euros, the appraiser, Jeroen Zoetmulder, said to RTV NH. The discovery was made by chance.

Jan 21 '15 11:49

The Ukraine is turning to the Dutch court to claim the treasures of four museums in the Crimea, the Volkskrant reports. These treasures were exhibited in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam last summer. The state itself announced today as an interested party in the legal proceedings that the four Crimean museums filed against the Allard Pierson.

Jan 19 '15 18:26

A street art project ended faster than expected when firefighters were needed to free a woman from a solid block of plaster. Emergency responders were called to the scene when the woman needed more oxygen than what she could get breathing through a straw.

Jan 16 '15 17:55

Filmmaker Roald van Stijn has finally managed to capture a swarm of "dancing" starlings flying over Utrecht on Wednesday, according to de Volkskrant.

Jan 14 '15 16:55

The municipality of Binnenmaas, Zuid-Holland has banned two works created by artist Dirk Hardy. The student of Academie Willem de Kooning in Rotterdam was invited by the municipality to exhibit his work at the town hall. While most work will be displayed as planned, the church has classified two pieces as "hurtful" and unsuitable for the public building.

Jan 14 '15 16:30

The livelihood of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) is under serious threat, after the city's municipality expressed a reluctance to subsidize the event. As foreign competitors steal more of Dutch talent and audiences, the event's organizer Bart Maussen is contemplating his next move. In an interview with Quote magazine, he revealed that unless more support is provided by the municipality, it is the end of this event in Amsterdam.

Jan 12 '15 16:33

The Persmuseum in Amsterdam receives an addition to its ongoing Comic Journalism exhibit. The museum is paying homage to the artists of Charlie Hebdo with an exhibition of original editions of the newspaper from five decades of its existence. The office of the satirical French newspaper was attacked by masked gunmen leaving 12 people dead and several injured on January 7th.

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