Art

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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Mar 9 '16 10:44

The Anne Frank House is both the favorite cultural institution and the institution with the strongest cultural brand in the Netherlands. Amsterdam science center Nemo is the most welcoming museum in the country, according to the annual culture sector brands study by Hendrik Beerda Brand Consultancy.

Mar 3 '16 15:25

Italian art historian and Van Gogh expert Antonio de Robertis believes he discovered the only known photograph showing Vincent van Gogh as an adult. Up until now the only image of what the famous Dutch artist looked like as an adult, came from his self portraits.

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Mar 2 '16 10:41

In future all Museum Cards will have a passport photo of its owner on it, in an effort to avoid people lending out their cards or reselling them, was announced on the Museum Card's website.

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Mar 1 '16 13:05

The year long commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh's death drew nearly a million foreign tourists to the Netherlands, according to figures released by NBTC Holland Marketing on Tuesday

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Mar 1 '16 12:33

Wim Pijbes is stepping down as director of the Rijksmuseum as of August 1st. He will be taking a job as general manager for Voorlinden, a new contemporary art museum and adjoining nature reserve between Scheveningen and Wassenaar, the museum announced on Tuesday

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Feb 22 '16 14:40

The Groningen economy is benefiting from the David Bowie exhibition in the Groninger Museum. The exhibition welcomed its 100,000th visitor on Friday, and each of those visitors spend extra money in hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops in the city.

Feb 19 '16 17:35

The Groninger Museum welcomed its 100 thousandth visitor to the “David Bowie Is” exhibition currently on display at the Groningen institution, according to newswire ANP. The museum extended its opening hours to cope with an increase in interest after the singer’s death in January.

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Feb 19 '16 17:10

The 129-year-old Amsterdam theater Carré has announced plans to bring a major American production to the Netherlands every year as part of the new “Broadway on the Amstel” theatrical series. The series kicks off with the European premiere of Pippin on March 10, theater director Madeleine van der Zwaan announced this week.

Feb 19 '16 16:45

The Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch tried to block a documentary about their Hieronymus Bosch exhibition with a lawsuit because they knew it would offend the Prado Museum in Madrid

Feb 18 '16 12:56

Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson won the World Press Photo of the Year 2015 award with his photograph of a refugee father handing his baby through barbed wire across the Serbia-Hungary border.

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Feb 16 '16 15:25

Zwolle artist Frank Dammers' painting Freedom New York will soon be a permanent part of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum's collection in New York. The Frank Dammers Fine Art Foundation decided to donate the painting to the Memorial, the foundation announced. Dammers will be the first international artist to have a painting in the memorial.

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Feb 16 '16 15:00

The Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain decided not to lend two paintings to the Noordbrabants Museum in s-Hertogenbosch for its Hieronymus Bosch exhibition. The Prado Museum decided to go back on its agreement to lend the two paintings because it is furious that Dutch experts judged them to be replica's, instead of works done by Bosch himself

Feb 12 '16 16:15

King Willem-Alexander opened a fifteen-year-in-the-making Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in the Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch on Friday afternoon. The exhibition, titled Hieronymus Bosch - visions of a genius is part of the commemoration of the 500 year anniversary of the Dutch artist's death and consists of almost 40 of the his works - 20 paintings and 19 sketches

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Feb 11 '16 13:30

The Ukraine is not taking the investigation into Dutch art seriously stolen from the Westfries museum in 2015 seriously. The art, which was discovered to be in the Ukraine last year, is still being offered for sale, according to EenVandaag. Stolen art hunters Arthur Brand and Alex Omhoff are on the track of an Ukrainian in the Netherlands who they believe payed a key part in this case. They tipped off the police about his whereabouts

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Feb 1 '16 15:00

After four months of negotiations the Netherlands and France have reached an agreement on their 160 million euro combined purchase of two Rembrandt portraits. The portraits, set for a lengthy restoration, will first undergo a brief touchup. They will then go on display in Paris for three months before arriving in Amsterdam, the ANP newswire reported on Monday.

Feb 1 '16 14:38

Researchers have determined that a painting kept in storage for years at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri was actually painted by Hieronymus Bosch. Born in Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, the painter likely produced the work in the early 16th century, newswire ANP reported.

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Jan 28 '16 11:29

Dutch conductor and violinist Jaap van Zweden was appointed the new head conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra announced on Wednesday. He starts his new job in 2018

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