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Europe's Top 5 Public Art Shows This Summer

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.17.2016 | Arts

We've already rounded up our pick of the best of this summer's public art shows in America, so now we travel to Europe for some more recommendations.

Charming Architecture, Fantastic Museums, an Iconic Hotel and Great Antiquing Make Amsterdam a Treat

Bob Richter | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

Truth be told, the pot and the prostitution were minor challenges compared to what I consider to be the thing that is the most irksome about the city: Its countless bicycles coming at you from every direction.

Terminally Ill Woman's Dying Wish To See Rembrandt Exhibit For Last Time Is Fulfilled

The Associated Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Good News

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A Dutch charity has granted a terminally ill woman's dying wish, wheeling her into Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on a special bed for a pr...

The Triumph of Karel Appel

David Galenson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Appel was of course right: well before he died in 2006, he had become not only famous but rich. And today, with Amsterdam's two great museums finally finished with their renovations, visitors to Appel's native city can enjoy the evidence of Cobra's, and Appel's, triumph.

The World of Dutch Tiles

David Galenson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

The Dutch initially used tiles for practical purposes - for safety in the fireplaces of their wooden houses, and in their kitchens. Over time they also began to use tiles for decoration.

The Advertising Team That Hijacked A Museum

Posted 06.09.2012 | Arts

Normally we are not promoters of museum vandalism, but in this case we are making an exception. The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam underwent an artistic hijack...