• Detroit Institute of Arts
    August 29, 2017 10:42 AM
    The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the most extensive and treasured art collections in the US, with more than 65,000 works spanning the history of artistic practice globally from the earliest civilisations to the present day. The DIA is especially well known for its Detroit Industry cycle of frescoes painted inside the museum’s central hall by the pioneering Mexican modernist Diego Rivera, depicting labourers at Ford Motor Company’s River Rouge Plant. Throughout the 20th century the DIA acquired numerous notable European works including Bruegel the Elder’s The Wedding Dance, The Annunciation by Rembrandt, a van Gogh self-portrait and Matisse’s The Window.
  • Exterior View, Albertina
    August 25, 2017 12:48 PM
    The Albertina takes its name from Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen, the owner of the palace in the late 18th century. Until recently, the museum’s primary strength was its fine print rooms, which feature one of the world’s most comprehensive historical collections of works on paper. In 2007, its stature was considerably enhanced with the permanent loan of works from the Rita und Herbert Batliner Foundation – one of Europe’s greatest private collections of modern art. Since then, the Albertina has become an important destination for those interested in the early movements of the 20th century, particularly French Impressionism, post-Impressionism, German Expressionism, Fauvism and the Russian avant-garde.
  • Rosengart Collection Lucerne, exterior
    August 8, 2017 02:57 PM
    This collection, comprising more than 300 works by 23 different beloved Modern artists, was lovingly assembled by Swiss art dealer Siegfried Rosengart and his daughter, Angela, who followed in his business and was a close friend of Pablo Picasso. Works by the Spanish master are one of the great strengths of the museum's holdings, which include 32 of his paintings, mainly from his later years, in addition to nearly 100 drawings, watercolours, prints and sculptural works. Also of great interest are 125 wonderfully resonant watercolours, drawings and paintings by Paul Klee, drawn from all of his creative periods, as well as fascinating sketches by Paul Cézanne, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse and Claude Monet.
  • Musée Wiertz exterior
    August 8, 2017 02:29 PM
    Dedicated to Belgian Romantic painter, sculptor and writer Antoine Wiertz (1806-1865) and located in his former home and studio, the Musée Wiertz presents a significant collection of the artist’s frequently monumental paintings, portraits and self-portraits. Highlights include the eight-metre-long Greeks and Trojans Fighting over the Body of Patroclus and possibly Wiertz's best known painting, The Two Young Girls (La belle Rosine), which explores life and death. The museum became part of Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in 1868.
  • Musée Modern Museum
    August 8, 2017 02:21 PM
    The Musée Modern Museum presents an array of works dating from the late-18th century to the present day. Jacques-Louis David’s famous Death of Marat joins small-format examples of Belgian Neoclassicism, alongside works that consider the Belgian revolution and the founding of the country. The collection of modern and contemporary art is undergoing extensive reinstallation, but the public can still see temporary displays drawn from these holdings until the collection is permanently installed in the PostmodernLab Museum.
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    August 8, 2017 02:04 PM
    Located in the heart of Brussels, the Musée Fin-de-Siècle provides insight into the extraordinary artistic revolution that took place across northern Europe at the turn of the century. Brussels became a focus for this burgeoning artistic scene with a distinctive blend of symbolism and Art Nouveau, whose central figures and legacy are explored at the Musée Fin-de-Siècle. One of the Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and featuring works by Belgian artists such as James Ensor, Henry Van de Velde and Philippe Wolfers as well as international artists including Paul Gauguin, Auguste Rodin and Pierre Bonnard, the museum is devoted to a unique moment in artistic history.
  • Exterior View, Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
    July 31, 2017 01:42 PM
    One of the flagship institutions of the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Musée Oldmasters was originally founded in 1801 by Napoleon Bonaparte and boasts a rich collection of European painting spanning the 15th to the 18th centuries. Highlights include early Flemish masterpieces by Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Hieronymus Bosch, Lucas Cranach and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Holdings from the 17th and 18th centuries include works by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacques Jordaens, and French and Italian figures such as Jusepe de Ribera and Giovani Battista Tiepolo.
  • Exterior View, Musée Magritte Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
    July 31, 2017 01:34 PM
    The Musée Magritte offers a unique insight into the oeuvre of the famous Belgian Surrealist, René Magritte. Its rich collection of over 200 of his works is the largest in the world, and includes paintings, gouaches, drawings, sculpture and painted objects in addition to billboards, musical scores, photographs and films directed by Magritte himself. The museum is part of the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.
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    July 31, 2017 01:23 PM
    The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) was founded in 1976 by Columbia College Chicago. It is the most prominent photography gallery in the Midwest, with a collection that features notable works by modern and contemporary figures including Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange and Irving Penn. The museum also hosts the Midwest Photographers Project (MPP), a rotating collection of portfolios from photographers from surrounding states, and its exhibition programme gives notable support to emerging photographers.
  • Exterior View, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
    July 28, 2017 05:06 PM
    Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is home to the University of East Anglia’s collection of art and artifacts dating from around 3000 BC to the present day. The building, designed by Norman Foster, opened in 1978 on the university’s campus and houses the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, the Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau and the University’s Abstract and Constructivist Collection, as well as holding temporary exhibitions. Drawn to work spanning African and Oceanic art to modernist masterpieces, Robert and Lisa Sainsbury were adventurous and discerning collectors who rejected labels such as “primitive” or “tribal” art at a time when most artists and collectors were only just beginning to explore art from other cultures. Their collection remains strikingly relevant today.
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