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Curious Facts About the World Press Photo Exhibition

World Press Photo 2015

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 …

Photo Festivals Europe 2015

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Did you also notice that photo festivals have been popping up like mushrooms during the last, let’s say, ten years? Or at least this seems to be the case for Europe. Where art fairs are …

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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Art Couples – Between Romance and Heartbreaks

Art Couples - Romantic and sometimes stormy relationships amidst the creative process

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

Best Exhibitions 2015

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

European Culture Capitals 2015 - Plzen and Mons

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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2015 Must-See Art Exhibitions in The Netherlands

Netherlands Exhibitions 2015

Nederlands 2015 Must-See Art Exhibitions In The Netherlands Click here for 2016 events It’s the start of a new year with new exciting exhibitions, activities and travels ahead of us. A moment for the members …

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Street Art Corner: Touring Ghent with Concrete Canvas

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Street Art Corner: Touring Ghent with Concrete Canvas   Recently we visited the hugely underrated Belgian city Ghent, situated just some three hours by train from Amsterdam, a perfect weekend destination for those who like …

Amsterdam Light Festival 2014-2015

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Amsterdam Light Festival 2014-2015 The Dutch Capital Illuminated   Yes, also in Amsterdam it’s soon Christmas again, which means the streets are fully decorated with festive Christmas decoration. As soon as it becomes dark the …

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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

Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam

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 …

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Rothko’s Colours: His Spiritual Performers

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Rothko’s Colours – His Spiritual Performers Each month there is an opportunity to discover a new topic or new events via the ArtSmart Roundtable, a series of articles by a group of art interested travel bloggers. This month …