ArtSlant - Museums en-us 40 Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;">Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. The ancient civilisations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria and the Roman Empire are revived in this museum. Art-objects and utensils, dating from 4000 B.C. till 500 A.D. give a good impression of everyday-life, mythology and religion in Antiquity.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 10:48:22 +0000 Cobra Museum, Sandbergplein 1, 1181 ZX Amsterdam, Netherlands <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><a name="CoBrAadangeroussnake"></a>CoBrA, a dangerous snake?</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">A cobra is indeed a dangerous snake, but here the word Cobra is derived from the French names of the cities of Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. The artists who founded the CoBrA group during a major international conference held in Paris in 1948 came from these three European capitals. A curled snake became the symbol of the movement.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">It was in the Paris café Notre Dame that Asger Jorn (from Copenhagen), Joseph Noiret and Christian Dotremont (from Brussels) and Constant, Corneille and Karel Appel (from Amsterdam) signed the manifesto 'La Cause était entendue’ (The Case was Heard). This manifesto, drawn up by Dotremont, was a response to a statement by the French Surrealists entitled 'La Cause est entendue' (The Case is Heard). In it Dotremont makes it clear they are no longer in agreement with the French artists. The CoBrA painters wanted to break new ground, preferring to work spontaneously and with the emphasis more on fantastic imagery. In 1951 the CoBrA movement was officially disbanded, yet during its short existence CoBrA rejuvenated Dutch modern art.</p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"><a name="WhoaretheCobraartists"></a>Who are the Cobra artists?</h2> <p style="text-align: justify;">The core of the CoBrA group consisted of the aforementioned painters who had signed the manifesto. They were soon joined by many other artists and in the end over forty artists were members of the CoBrA movement or indirectly involved. Not only painters, but also sculptors, poets, photographers and filmmakers felt drawn to CoBrA’s aims. Below is an alphabetical list of the group’s leading members:<br /> from <strong>Denemarken</strong>: Mogens Balle, Ejler Bille, Henry Heerup, Egill Jacobsen, Carl-Henning Pedersen.<br /> from <strong>België</strong>: Pierre Alechinsky, Hugo Claus, Reinhoud d'Haese.<br /> from <strong>Nederland</strong>: Eugène Brands, Lucebert, Jan Nieuwenhuys, Anton Rooskens, Theo Wolvecamp.<br /> Artists from countries other than the original three also took part, including: <br /> Jean Michel Atlan (Algeria), Jacques Doucet (France), William Gear and Stephen Gilbert (Scotland), Karl Otto Götz (Germany) and Shinkichi Tajiri (America).</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:28:33 +0000 De Hallen Haarlem, Grote Markt 16, Haarlem, Netherlands Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:59:35 +0000 eye, IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam, Netherlands Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:19:29 +0000 Foam - Fotografie Museum, Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam&nbsp;exhibits all genres of photography: fine art<strong>,</strong> documentary, applied, historical and contemporary; a museum with international allure. Along with large exhibitions of established (world) famous photographers, Foam also exhibits emerging young talent in smaller short-term shows.</span></p> <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" /></p> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:13:48 +0000 Frans Hals Museum, Groot Heiligland 62, 2011 ES Haarlem, Netherlands Sun, 02 Dec 2012 15:19:56 +0000 Hermitage Amsterdam, Postbus 11675, 1001 GR Amsterdam, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;">In the early 1990s Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg was considering the possibility of having satellites of the museum in the West. The Nieuwe Kerk and the Hermitage had already established a strong relationship through the organisation of major exhibitions, and Ernst Veen, director of the Nieuwe Kerk, suggested that Amsterdam would be the ideal location for a branch of the Russian museum, given the historical links between the two cities over the past 300 years.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the same time the Nursing-home Amstelhof Foundation decided that the building no longer met modern nursing standards. The Foundation United Amstel Houses (an umbrella organisation of 23 institutions in the Amsterdam region) which Amstelhof is part of decided to build new nursing homes and to make the Amstelhof available exclusively for cultural purposes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 1988 Ernst Veen was awarded a prize for economic development in Amsterdam, the IJ Prize, and the money that came with it was used to fund a feasibility study for a Hermitage branch in Amsterdam. The results of this study proved favourable so the Stichting Hermitage aan de Amstel was founded. Because of the future destination of the Amstelhof as Hermitage Amsterdam museum (expected to be completed in 2009) the Reformed Congregation transferred the property to the City of Amsterdam in 1999.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In 2000 a part of the complex, the Neerlandia building on Nieuwe Herengracht, was offered to the Hermitage Amsterdam because it was regarded as unsuitable for nursing care. It was decided to open in this building at the end of February 2004 as the first phase with small exhibitions and a small educational element, the two cornerstones of the Hermitage Amsterdam.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:53:23 +0000 Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie, Keizersgracht 401 , 1016 EK Amsterdam, Netherlands <div class="mhl" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's first photography museum, situated at Keizersgracht 399+401 in two interconnected canal houses.</span></div> <div class="mhl" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="mhl" style="text-align: justify;"> <div class="mvm uiP fsm"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Mission</span></strong></div> <span style="font-size: small;">Huis Marseille serves as a platform for the particularization of photography. The museum provides a view of the 'landscape' taking shape in photography; it presents photographers, artists and forms of photography which do justice to visual quality and which can be counted among the medium's major, but also lesser known, highlights. This stands in contrast to the profusion of photography as a mass medium.</span></div> <div class="mhl" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></div> <div class="mhl" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">---</span></div> <div class="mhl" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, was opened on 18 September 1999. In its six exhibition rooms the museum presents new photo exhibitions every three months.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The layered structure of the house is very much suited to combining different exhibitions and highlighting the relationships between them.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The programme is diverse, with an emphasis on the visual quality of the works displayed. Huis Marseille covers a broad range of international photographic genres, including photography of artistic inspiration but also all imaginable forms of photography from past and present.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Work from the collection of Huis Marseille is also shown regularly.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 16:48:00 +0000 Kunsthal, Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Kunsthal Rotterdam stages some 25 exhibitions a year. The Kunsthal presents culture in the widest sense of the word: old art, new art, design, photography - from elitist to popular. The Kunsthal frequently experiments with themes which in many cases provide the first impulse for an exhibition. This approach has resulted in an exciting and varied exhibition repertoire highlighting S.H.O.E.S, Marimekko, The&nbsp;Second World War in 100 objects and Forever Young. More than 3300 square metres of exhibition space are available in the striking building designed by Rotterdam architect Rem Koolhaas - a work of art in its own right, making a visit to the Kunsthal well worth your while.</span></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Een bezoek aan de Kunsthal is een boeiende tocht langs oude meesters, vergeten culturen, fascinerende foto's, vernieuwend design en hedendaagse kunst. Omdat er altijd meerdere exposities tegelijk te bezichtigen zijn, biedt de Kunsthal een avontuurlijke reis door verschillende werelddelen en kunststromingen.</span></p> <h5 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Van elitair tot populair</span></h5> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">De Kunsthal laat cultuur in de meest brede betekenis van het woord zien, van elitair tot populair. Deze aanpak levert een boeiend en afwisselend repertoire aan tentoonstellingen op. Onder meer over Jugendstilmeester Mucha, over Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, het Impressionisme, Edvard Munch, Mummies!, Aristide Maillol en Jean Paul Gaultier.</span></p> <h5 style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Verrassende architectuur</span></h5> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In totaal beschikt de Kunsthal over 3300 m2 tentoonstellingsruimte in een opvallend gebouw, ontworpen door de Rotterdamse architect Rem Koolhaas. Alleen al het beleven van deze verrassende architectuur maakt een bezoek aan de Kunsthal de moeite waard.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:53:55 +0000 Kunsthal KAdE, Eemplein 77, 3812 EA Amersfoort, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Kunsthal KAdE&nbsp;offers a programme of exhibitions and events in the field of contemporary art, architecture, design and the general visual culture of today. The opening exhibition&nbsp;was &lsquo;Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass&rsquo;, an international exhibition of items on loan from around the world, featuring work by 22 artists evoking &lsquo;parallel worlds&rsquo; based on their own imaginations and using fabulous, fairy tale imagery.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">KAdE occupies its own premises within the new building of the Dutch national cultural heritage department (De Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed), designed by the acclaimed Spanish architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg. The main feature of the eye-catching new building is its large, slightly backward-tilted glass fa&ccedil;ade. The tilt on the fa&ccedil;ade has the effect of reflecting the light and reducing the visual impact of the massive edifice. This has allowed Baldeweg to make a major contemporary architectural statement on a site immediately beside the historic heart of Amersfoort, without in any way overshadowing the adjacent medieval city gateway (the Koppelpoort).&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">KAdE occupies the right-hand section of the 16,000 square metre building. The exhibition space covers an area of around 1000 square metres on the lower floor, with two half-floors providing an additional 500 square metres above. The building is light, airy and spacious. Areas flow into each other, creating a wide variety of sight lines. One unusual element is an exhibition wall 16 metres wide by 12 metres high, uniting all three floors of KAdE.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The restaurant and shop are conspicuous features on the ground floor. The interior design of these two spaces &ndash; and that of the entrance area &ndash; is by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Studio Makkink &amp; Bey</a>. It features a combination of sturdy supports and light, transparent top structures. A strong industrial element is introduced into the exhibition spaces in the form of large roll-down shutters sprayed white.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Martin Riebeek&rsquo;s art work &lsquo;Imagine Being There International&rsquo;, acquired by KAdE to mark the occasion of the opening of the exhibition venue, is on show in the reception area.</span></p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">KAdE organiseert tentoonstellingen&nbsp;op het gebied van (moderne) kunst, architectuur, vormgeving &amp; design en eigentijdse beeldcultuur. KAdE heeft geen eigen collectie, maar is met haar tentoonstellingen op het gebied van moderne kunst en architectuur, naar buiten gericht en open voor impulsen vanuit de hele wereld. KAdE&nbsp;is een levendige plek met een caf&eacute; en winkel. Naast de tentoonstellingen organiseert KAdE rondleidingen, lezingen en debatavonden.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Hoofdcurator van KAdE is Robbert Roos, voormalig hoofdredacteur van Kunstbeeld tijdschrift voor hedendaagse kunst.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Kunsthal KAdE maakt gebruik van eigen ruimtes in het gebouw van de Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, ontworpen door de Spaanse architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg. De opvallende architectuur wordt gedragen door een grote glazen voorgevel die iets naar achteren helt. Hierdoor wordt de lucht gereflecteerd, waardoor het grote volume van het pand wordt genuanceerd. Aan de zoom van de oude Amersfoortse binnenstad heeft Baldeweg daarmee een groots eigentijds statement gemaakt, zonder de middeleeuwse context &ndash; in de vorm van de oude Koppelpoort &ndash; te overschaduwen.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">KAdE is gesitueerd in het rechterdeel van het 16.000 vierkante meter grote gebouw. De expositieruimte beslaat een oppervlakte van ongeveer 1000 vierkante meter op de benedenverdieping, met twee halve verdiepingen van in totaal ongeveer 500 vierkante meter daarboven. Licht, lucht en ruimte zijn belangrijke kenmerken van het nieuwe gebouw. Ruimtes vloeien in elkaar over, waardoor een grote variatie aan zichtlijnen ontstaat. Een eigenzinnig element is een expositiewand van 16 meter breed en 12 meter hoog, die alle drie de verdiepingen van KAdE omvat.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Vormgeving</strong></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Op de begane grond trekken het restaurant en de winkel de aandacht. Het interieur van deze ruimtes is - tezamen met het entreegebied &ndash; ontworpen door&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Studio Makkink &amp; Bey&nbsp;</a>. In hun ontwerp hebben ze gekozen voor een combinatie van robuuste onderstellen met licht, transparante opbouwelementen. In de expositieruimte is een stevige, industri&euml;le component ingebracht in de vorm van grote wit gespoten rolluiken.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Bey heeft van de volgende ontwerpers werk uitgekozen:</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- Bureaustoelen en lage terrasstoelen: Ronan en Erwan Bouroullec.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- Conferentiestoel in de Polo chair: &nbsp;Robin Day.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- Grijze stoelen in het cafe: Nobody chair van de Deense design compagnie Komplot.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- De houten stoel uit plaatmateriaal is de Facet chair van&nbsp;<em>unto this last&nbsp;</em>uit London.</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- De kunststof buitenstoel is de Myto van Konstantin Grcic</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">- De zwarte lamp is de "Dear Ingo" van Ron Gilad.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:09:20 +0000 Museum Arnhem, Utrechtseweg 87, 6812 AA Arnhem, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <div id="home_highlight" class="content_holder " style="visibility: visible; opacity: 1; text-align: justify;"> <h3>MMKA and HMA: Museum Arnhem</h3> <span class="content_read_more">Museum of Modern Art Arnhem and Historical Museum Arnhem have a new name from 1 January 2014 onwards: Museum Arnhem. This name covers all the collections of the museum: modern and contemporary art, applied art and design and a historical collection. Museum Arnhem is located in two buildings: former MMKA (location Utrechtseweg 87) and former HMA, now Heritage Center Rozet (Kortestraat 16). The new visual identity of Museum Arnhem (by Lava Design) will be implemented in the coming time.</span></div> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:30:03 +0000 Museum Van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">In the heart of Amsterdam on the Keizersgracht stands the house of the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon. In 1602 Willem van Loon co-founded the Dutch East-India Company. Six days a week the family opens their home and collection tot the public. </span><br /> <br /><span style="font-size: small;">In one of the finest canal houses of the city people can get a glimpse of the life of the Amsterdam Van Loon family.</span></p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 18:02:23 +0000 Nederlands Fotomuseum, in Las Palmas Building Wilhelminakade 332, 3072 Rotterdam, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;">Together with the former Rotterdam bookshop <em>Van Gennep</em>, the Nederlands Fotomuseum has set up an extensive bookshop where you can find the latest books about Dutch photography. The well-stocked shop is located in the Museum&rsquo;s foyer and is open to the public. There are not only thematic photography books and monographs but also exhibition catalogues, essay collections and reference books about conserving photographs. The shop always has interesting special offers as well. Go to the <em>Books</em> page to see what is currently on offer.</p> Sun, 04 May 2014 18:22:52 +0000 Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands <div class="WebsiteSection" style="clear: both;"><span style="font-size: small;">After ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the Rijksmuseum will open its doors on 13 April 2013. Never before has a national museum undergone such a complete transformation of both its building and the presentation of its collection.</span><hr /><span style="font-size: small;">Na tien jaar verbouwen, restaureren en renoveren opent het Rijksmuseum op 13 april 2013 zijn deuren. Voor het eerst in de geschiedenis onderging het museum een totale transformatie van zowel het gebouw, als de presentatie van de collectie.</span><br style="font-size: small;" /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> </div> Tue, 28 May 2013 10:52:39 +0000 Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Stedelijk Museum has officially announced the date of its highly anticipated re-opening. On Sunday, September 23, 2012, the museum will welcome the public into its newly renovated and expanded facilities.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">A complete renovation of the Stedelijk&rsquo;s historic building, designed by A.W. Weissman and dating back to 1895, has converted virtually all of its program spaces into galleries, enabling the first comprehensive display the Stedelijk has ever mounted of its permanent collection, widely acknowledged to be among the world&rsquo;s most important collections of modern and contemporary art and design. The dynamic new building&mdash;designed by Mels Crouwel of Benthem Crouwel Architects and measuring 10,000 square meters (98,400 square feet)&mdash;will provide new space for the Stedelijk&rsquo;s renowned and influential temporary exhibitions, as well as a host of new amenities. The innovative design also re-orients the entire museum to face onto Amsterdam&rsquo;s Museumplein (Museum Plaza), activating a vital public space that is shared by the Stedelijk and its neighbors: the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Concertgebouw.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;With this long-awaited opening, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam will reaffirm and strengthen its place among leading international art institutions, showcase Amsterdam as a center of artistic experimentation and bring new life to the Museumplein, re-establishing it as a cultural destination,&rdquo; Ann Goldstein stated. &ldquo;And with the completion of Mels Crouwel&rsquo;s bold yet brilliantly functional building, we are effectively adding a major new work to our exceptional collection of Dutch modern design.&rdquo;</span></p> Sun, 22 May 2016 12:59:12 +0000 Stedelijk Museum (Bureau Amsterdam), Rozenstraat 59, 1016 NN Amsterdam, Netherlands <p style="text-align: justify;">Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) is a project space of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, located in the city centre. The&nbsp;objective of SMBA is to present&nbsp;contemporary&nbsp;art from an Amsterdam&nbsp;context&nbsp;and therefore to create an international platform by organizing exhibitions, lectures, debates, publications and residency programmes. Jelle Bouwhuis is the current curator of SMBA.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition area, a former clothing workshop, is located in the centre of the city in the midst of the galleries for contemporary art. Since 1993, Bureau Amsterdam has organized exhibitions of Amsterdam-based art in an international context. The accent is on new trends in painting and sculpture, video, photography, performance, installation, design and new media.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;In addition to the exhibitions in Amsterdam, Bureau Amsterdam initiates exchanges with art organizations abroad. The theory of contemporary art gets an airing during the lecture evenings Bureau Amsterdam holds six times a year. Leading national and international theorists, critics and artists address topical issues in contemporary visual culture. Every exhibition in Bureau Amsterdam is accompanied by a Newsletter containing information about the exhibitions, artists and activities of Bureau Amsterdam.</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:00:24 +0000