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More about the Black is Beautiful exhibit in Amsterdam

Black is Beautiful. Rubens to Dumas

Dates

26 July ??? 26 October 2008

Location

The Nieuwe Kerk, Dam, Amsterdam

Open

Daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

In October open on Thursday till 10 p.m.

Public Information

T: 00. 31. 20 6386909

Website

http://www.nieuwekerk.nl/

Admission

??? 10 Groups ??? 15 persons: ??? 8 Children up to 6 yrs & Friends of The Nieuwe Kerk: free I Amsterdam Pass: free

Summary


In the summer of 2008 the Nieuwe Kerk will present a journey of discovery though the history of art. For the first time the attractiveness of the black person in the art of the Low Countries will receive attention. Many great masters turn out to have portrayed black people. The fascination with them will be illustrated in about 135 paintings, drawings and manuscripts from collections here and abroad. Black is beautiful presents a remarkable oil study by Rubens, an intimate drawing and etching by Rembrandt, paintings by Jordaens, Mostaert, Breitner, Jan Sluijters, Karl Appel and Marlene Dumas, and beautifully illustrated manuscripts from the late Middle Ages such as the famous Van Maerlant manuscript.

Guest curator

Esther Schreuder

Exhibition sponsors

The exhibition has been made possible by the Founders of The Nieuwe Kerk, Fortis Bank, Corporate Express and the Main Sponsor KPMG.

Support

VSB Fund, Mondriaan Foundation, the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

Art direction

Pieter Roozen

Graphic design

Studio Roozen

Exhibition design

Studio Roozen in collaboration with Studio Roy de Scheemaker

Film, computer programs and internet site

IDTV Docs in collaboration with Studio Roozen and Basket Builders

Catalogue

The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue available in Dutch and English: ??? 37,95 hardback and ??? 29,95 paperback ( 336 pages, 200 images). ISBN: 978 90 400 8497 3 ( English hardback) 978 90 400 8465 2 (English paperback). The catalogue will be distributed by ACC (Antique Collectors Club) Publishing group (for US and UK).

Guided tours and groups

Visits may be made by groups with their own guides by advance arrangement. You can also book a tour given by one of The Nieuwe Kerk???s professional guides. Reservations: 00.31(0)20-6268168 or rondleidingen@nieuwekerk.nl

Public transport

The Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam is located on Dam Square, 10 minutes’ walk from Central Station. All trams (except nr 26) from Central Station stop at the Dam. For more travel information call: 0900 ??? 9292.

Parking

There are three public car parks close to The Nieuwe Kerk: De Bijenkorf (department store), Central Station and Nieuwezijds Kolk. For more information: http://www.parkeren.amsterdam.nl/

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4 Comments

  1. says:

    Wow, excellent photos 😀 . After seeing your photos, i do wish i had gotten round to visit it. We plan a return visit soon, so if it's still on. Then i might just take a peek inside this time (I'll put it on my todo list 😉 )

    You should put one of these photos into the other post (the one i first commented on) Other people will at least know which church it is (Theres so many i'm sure many people don't know that the New church stands in Dam Sq.)

    Thanks for sharing your photos BWIE. I look forward to dropping by again 🙂

    Best wishes
    Dan

  2. Hi Dan, unfortunately the exhibit closed last month. But you can get the book! And good idea, I will put a link in my original post to send reders to my photos.

  3. says:

    Wow, excellent photos 😀 . After seeing your photos, i do wish i had gotten round to visit it. We plan a return visit soon, so if it's still on. Then i might just take a peek inside this time (I'll put it on my todo list 😉 )

    You should put one of these photos into the other post (the one i first commented on) Other people will at least know which church it is (Theres so many i'm sure many people don't know that the New church stands in Dam Sq.)

    Thanks for sharing your photos BWIE. I look forward to dropping by again 🙂

    Best wishes
    Dan

  4. Hi Dan, unfortunately the exhibit closed last month. But you can get the book! And good idea, I will put a link in my original post to send reders to my photos.

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