Art

Jul 9 '15 10:03

Solar researchers at Utrecht University have developed an electricity generating stained glass panel inspired by the colorful paintings of Piet Mondrian, the university announced earlier this week.

Jul 6 '15 15:59

Amsterdam will be commemorating the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death on July 29th with a life-size self portrait made from 50 thousand dahlias on the Museumplein.

Jul 2 '15 12:26

Five paintings that were stolen from n outside depot of the Amsterdam Museum and the Stedelijk Museum in 1972 have been found at a British auction, the museum announced in a press release on Wednesday. The paintings have been returned to the Amsterdam collection.

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Jun 23 '15 15:30

The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch will host the largest Jheronimus Bosch exhibition from February 13th next year. The exhibition is expected to consist of 20 paintings and 19 drawings, NU reports.

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Jun 23 '15 15:05

The renovated Mauritshuis in The Hague attracted a record number of 600 thousand visitors in its first year after its reopening, the museum reports on its website.

Jun 19 '15 17:55

The first Joan Miró sculpture exhibit in the Netherlands opened in the Rijksmuseum garden on Friday. The exhibit consists of 21 sculptures by the Spanish artist.

Jun 15 '15 19:10

"It's a funny, playful project and not meant to be a statement," artist Luis Risi says of his street art project, "The Red Mice District. The pieces feature mice made to look like pin-up girls in risqué outfits, each mounted in a white frame with a bright red light shining upon them. He had no intention of making a moral judgment or proclamation about prostitution when he started hanging his street art pictures around De Wallen, Amsterdam’s most famous Red Light District.

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Jun 10 '15 13:36

A number of visitors are shocked by the exhibition currently displayed in the Berg church in Deventer. The exhibition, titled "Beeldenstormers", or Iconoclasts in English, contains a series of violent paintings, including one of an ISIS-fighter executing someone.

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Jun 3 '15 09:22

Visual artist Kurt Löb passed away at the age of 89 in his hometown of Amsterdam on Monday after being ill for some time.

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Jun 2 '15 19:05

The Zaans Museum purchased a work by French painter Claude Monet for 1.16 million euros, making it the most expensive purchase in the history of the museum. Titled, "Voorzaan and Westerhem," Monet painted the piece when he stayed in the city in 1871.

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May 21 '15 13:07

The Gemeentemuseum and Fotomuseum in The Hague decided to wish Anton Corbijn happy birthday by extending his photo exhibit 1-2-3-4 in the Fotomuseum to August 16th, the Fotomuseum announced on Wednesday.

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May 21 '15 11:16

A number of art treasures from Adolf Hitler's private collection were recovered on Wednesday, thanks to three Amsterdam art hunters.

May 18 '15 12:14

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has won the European Museum of the Year award for 2015.

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May 18 '15 08:25

The Late Rembrandt exhibition in the Rijksmuseum attracted more than half a million visitors. That is 60 thousand more visitors than the previous record - a Rembrandt exhibition in 1969. About 20 percent of the visitors came from abroad.

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May 15 '15 18:05

Dutch municipalities have tens of thousands of artworks from the time of the Visual Artists Regulation in their possession, almost 30 years after the regulation was abolished. At least 42 thousand artworks are currently stored in attics, cellars and depots and are therefore invisible to the public.

May 15 '15 08:15

A painting by Piet Mondriaan sold at a record price for the artist in an auction at Christie's in New York on Thursday. The canvas, titled Composition No. III, With Red, Blue, Yellow and Black, sold for 50.6 million dollars, Bloomberg reports.

May 13 '15 12:56

Tonight is the last night to experience the artwork "Water Light" by artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. This digital art work floods nearly 8 hectare of the city center with virtual water.

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May 7 '15 17:15

The American heiress to the Goudstikker family, Marei von Saher, is selling 28 of the 202 paintings that the Dutch government transferred to her nine years ago. The paintings were looted by Nazi officers during the German occupation of the Netherlands in the Second World War, and will go up for bid at Christie's auction house on June 3rd in New York.

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Apr 30 '15 17:57

The Late Rembrandt exhibition is possibly too crowded, Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes admitted to NRC Handelsblad on Thursday. In an earlier response to the criticism the exhibit received Pijbes said it's not as bad as in the Sistine Chapel or in front of Mona Lisa, but in his latest statement he says the display is "arguably approaching the boundaries of an enjoyable visit."

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Apr 24 '15 11:37

The Rotterdam municipality has no right to its own treasures at the World Museum. Rotterdam did not properly control the municipal collection.

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Apr 22 '15 14:36

A group of 10 volunteers have made a spectacular flower petal mosaic of Vincent van Gogh on the Koningsplein in Keukehnhof.

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Apr 22 '15 06:30

A rare ceremonial coin has been donated to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and is visible to the public from April 22nd onwards, Dutch Central Bank (DNB) reports. The coin was initially bought with the support of the Rembrandt Association at Sotheby's auction for Koninklijk Penningkabinet in Leiden, from where it was transferred to Money Museum (GeldMuseum) and is now part of the National Numismatic Collection managed by DNB.

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Apr 21 '15 13:37

The Rijksmuseum exhibit The Late Rembrandt has already drawn about 400 thousand visitors. This is great news for the museum, but apparently not for some of the visitors. The museum has also receive hundreds of complaints about how the busy the museum is, especially from Dutch people

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Apr 20 '15 16:40

The Fries Museum took home one of the country's most prestigious prizes for the museum world last week, winning the 100,000-euro BankGiro Lottery Museum prize (Museumprijs). Based in Leeuwarden, Friesland, the museum won the most public votes -more than 40 percent of the total- to beat the two other finalists, Zeeuws Museum (32.2%) in Middelburg, Zeeland and the Amsterdam Museum (27.6%) in the country's capital.

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