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Earth Art – Out To Nature Back To The Gallery

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Earth Art – Out To Nature Back To The Gallery ArtSmart Roundtable: On the Topic of ‘Art Concepts’ The ArtSmart Roundtable is back for October. This month the theme is a broad one: concept in art, …

‘Keith Haring. The Political Line’ Visits Rotterdam

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Keith Haring’s Voice from the Eighties Echoes in our Present Keith Haring. The Political Line. Rotterdam Kunsthal – September 20 2015 to February 7 2016 More than 30 years later Haring’s works return to the city …

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Curious Facts About the World Press Photo Exhibition

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Curious Facts About the World Press Photo Exhibition Ever since 1955, April is traditionally the month when the year’s winners of the World Press Photo contest are shown up for the eyes of the public through …

Jeff Koons: The Retrospective – Artist or Marketeer?

Jeff Koons: The Retrospective

Jeff Koons: The Retrospective – Artist or Marketeer? My first memory of Jeff Koons is from the late 1980s when his “Made in Heaven” exhibition – mainly containing sexually explicit photographs and sculptures featuring himself …

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The World’s Best Open-Air Museums

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The World’s Best Open-Air Museums Spring is in the air, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed for us members of the ArtSmart Roundtable, a group of culturally focused travel bloggers. For this month’s round of …

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The Year’s Best Exhibitions in Paris

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The Best Exhibitions in Paris in 2015   Paris is a difficult city to visit. Yes, you’ve read it correctly, we did say difficult… Sure, not in the typical difficult-difficult kind of way, otherwise it would be …

Late Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum

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Nederlands Late Rembrandt at the Rijksmuseum   Upon stepping into the first room of the Rijksmuseum‘s new stunning Philips-wing you right away find yourself curiously being gazed upon by three pairs of eyes. All three of …

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Art Couples – Between Romance and Heartbreaks

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ArtSmart Roundtable: Art Couples – Between Romance and heartbreaks   In February the ArtSmart Roundtable is back again, and the theme for this edition is LOVE. With Valentine’s Day being the dominating event during the …

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2015’s Best Exhibitions in Europe for City Breaks

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2015’s Best Exhibitions in Europe Your Perfect Excuses for Weekend Getaways   Recently we covered the best 2015 art exhibitions on show in our home-base of The Netherlands. While we’re happy to have many worthy …

Two New European Culture Capitals Ready to Embrace 2015

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Two New European Culture Capitals Embracing 2015 The European Capital of Culture 2015 title is shared between the city of Pilsen, Czech Republic, and the Belgian town of Mons. Are this year’s events going to be …

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Amsterdam’s Hidden Gem: Ons Lieve Heer Op Solder Church

A Hidden Treasure of Tolerance In the Heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District This article was our contribution to the monthly ArtSmart Roundtable for November 2014, a collaboration between like-minded art-focused travel blogs to write articles …

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The Global Affordable Art Fair Sensation

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The Global Affordable Art Fair Sensation If you compared it to other sectors the commercial art world was backwards, I used to go around art fairs in London in my twenties and I felt I …