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  • Silvia Massa



This week the 27th Salon du Dessin is open in Paris: a very good excuse to take a trip to France. Not only is the Palais Brongniart hosting almost 40 galleries from all over Europe+NYC, but other events are planned too, including conferences and the Prix du dessin contemporain of the Fondation Daniel et Florence Guerlain. Moreover, during the Semaine du Dessin around 30 museums and institutions all around France will open their cabinet d'arts graphiques to the public. Are you ready?



The exhibition Gemalt, gedruckt, gebraucht. Bild und Buch in Spätmittelalter is open at the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart until 27 May. Mark on your calendars the guided tours offered, and see a preview of some artworks on display here. (image from

The Fondation Custodia / Collection Frits Lugt presents its latest acquisitions in the Art sur Papier - Acquisition récentes exhibition, until April 29.

Spagna e Italia in dialogo nel Cinquecento is the exhibition featuring drawings from the Santarelli collection you can see at the Uffizi in Florence (new exhibition rooms! Aula Magliabechiana) until May 27 (image from

Lines of enquiry: learning from Rembrandt's etchings is now open at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College (OH, USA) until May 13. Along with curator's tours, some other events will take place:

- on April 5 at 5:30pm, a public lecture entitled Rembrandt: The Last Renaissance Artist (professor Catherine Scallen).

- on April 6, a Rembrandt Study Day with three workshops held in the exhibition (sign up by March 23).

The MASI (Museo d'Arte della Svizzera Italiana) in Lugano (CH) is presenting Picasso. Uno sguardo differente (until June 18), with 105 works of art on paper and 15 sculptures from the Musée national Picasso in Paris.


A gateway to the book: The art of the frontispiece in early modern Europe. Submit your 300-word abstract by May 31.

Marginal Drawing Techniques. Marginal Drawing Techniques as an Aesthetic Strategy (Munich, 5 October). Send your 500-word abstract to by April 20.

Printed Images and the Cultural Transfer in the Early Modern World (Albuquerque, USA, 1-4 November). Send your abstract for the Sixteenth Century Society Conference by 27 March together with CV to /

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