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  • Silvia Massa



5th April, 2018

Born today: Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732)


Everybody wants Goya! After the exhibition in Bagnacavallo, Goya's prints are now on display at the Musei Civici in Pavia with GOYA. Follia e ragione all’alba della modernità (31 March-10 June). An exhibition on Goya's Proverbs is also being held at the Casa Raffaello in Urbino (31 March-13 May).

CLOSING SOON: The exhibition La naissance du style Guimard. Dessins d'architecture et objets d'art de la collection du Musée d'Orsay (Paris, Musée d'Orsay) will close on April 8. Hurry up! In the same location, the exhibition Extérieur - Intérieurs. Le décor par l'architecte au XIXe siècle will be open until April 22.

For those in The Hague, the Gemeentemuseum has prints of the Barbizon School on display until June 24: A breath of fresh air!

The Palazzo Ducale in Venice is hosting the exhibition John Ruskin: Le Pietre di Venezia (until June 10) with drawings and watercolours, but also Ruskin's "Venetian Notebooks", and other paintings as well as daguerrotypes and photos that document the extraordinary relationship between Ruskin and Venice, Italy, Nature.

The Musée du dessin et de l'estampe originale de Gravelines will host the exhibition Chemins de traverse with works by Wendelien Schönfeld and Pascale Hémery. The vernissage will take place on Sunday, April 8; the exhibition will be open until September 16.


The Museum Folkwang in Essen is looking for a curator of photography (full-time, 4 years). Apply by April 17!

Ars Graphica London invites members to attend a special evening viewing of the exhibition Cultural Sniping: Photographic Collaborations in the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive in London, Pelz Gallery. The event, which will include a talk by Dr Patrizia Di Bello (Senior Lecturer in the History and Theory of Photography at Birkbeck, University of London) will take place around mid April, please sign up via by April 6. Wall and Page Display. Reconsidering Presentational Context in Photographic Exhibitions, 1950-1970 is a conference that will take place at Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts London (Granary Square, London) on Wednesday, 18 April (6–9 pm). See here for details, programme and booking.