American actor turned art-house performer Shia LaBeouf, who came to fame as the star of the hit Disney Channel series Even Stevens, has announced a staging of his performance art piece, “meta-marathon”, at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon. The actor has described the piece as “a multi-platform meditation on celebrity and vulnerability”, and will perform alongside Finish performance artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and Manchester artist Luke Turner.
This year, the Amsterdam Museum Night will celebrate its 15th anniversary by offering the opportunity for innovative projects for a young public to receive cash prizes of €20,000 or €10,000, Het Parool reports.
As many as 500,000 people visited the 37th edition of the Uitmarkt across Amsterdam last weekend, with 2,000 different artists performing on the Leidseplein and Museumplein. Roughly the same number of attendees dropped in on the festival last year, reported broadcaster AT5.
Theo van Gogh fans will be able to see all 13 films he made at Amsterdam's EYE Film Museum from the 10th of October onwards. In this retrospective, some of the more negative thinking about the filmmaker, known for his criticism of Islam, is hoped to be dispelled and replaced with respect for Van Gogh's passion as film maker and film lover.
The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam is currently holding on to some cultural artifacts that form the nucleus of a dispute between Russia, Crimean authorities and Ukraine.
The Van Gogh Museum has is received its millionth visitor for 2014. The lucky visitor, Mrs van Waveren from Zwaag, received a bouquet of sunflowers an a voucher for ten gallons of decorative paint after entering the museum.
Since opening seven weeks ago, the new Mauritshuis museum has already had 100,000 visitors, the museum announces, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
In Utrecht, legendary Dutch artist Dick Bruna has put down his pencil. The creator of Nijntje, or Miffy, is retiring. The Nijntje book that came out in 2011 is the last that the 86-year old will ever illustrate because he says he wants to take it easy at his age, RTV Utrecht reports.
A painting by Dutch Golden Age master Johannes Vermeer sold at auction 6.2 million British pounds (€7.8 million) at Christie’s auction house in London on Tuesday. “Sint Praxedis” shows Saint Praxedis, the supposedly virginal daughter of Saint Pudens, a former Roman senator, and sister of Saint Pudentiana, squeezing out a sponge saturated with the blood of a martyr into a chalice.
During excavations in Oegstgeest last year archaeologists from the University of Leiden have found a remarkable bowl from the seventh century.
The enigmatic painting "St. Praxedis" has long mystified art experts, but now this riddle seems to be solved. It really belongs to Johann Vermeer, as "DNA tests" carried out by experts of Christie's auction have recently shown.
The art collection of Palace Het Loo, the Rijksmuseum and three other museums are thought to include pieces and artifacts that have been looted from a Jewish family.
The Dutch Comic Museum in Groningen will stay open in its current location. With the help of the municipality and local entrepreneurs, the museum will be able to bridge over the three years until the planned relocation to the Grote Markt, where the culture house Groninger Forum will be built.
The recent discovery of a gold-and silver treasure in Echt, Limburg, is casting new light on the collapse of the Roman Empire in the Netherlands, around 411 AD.
A treasure trove of coins dating back to the early Middle-Ages has been discovered under the Domplein in Utrecht.
An amateur archaeologist has found a bracelet from the Bronze Age (1000-800 B.C.) in Limburg. Bracelets from this period in human history are very rare, and none have ever been found in The Netherlands.
The Rembrandt painting Child with a soap-bubble has been recovered, 15 years after it was stolen from a museum in Draguignan.
Archaeological finds collected over 25 years by Leiden University researchers in Syria may have been plundered, the University announces.
'The Last Judgement', a triptych from the 16th century, can from next year be seen for the first time in history outside of Leiden.