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Thursday, 29 April 2021

Born on this day: Eva Besnyö (1910-2003)

Dear reader,

Another month means new opportunities, events, and even exhibitions to explore!


#lastchance In Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern the exhibition 'Departure without Destination. Annemarie Schwarzenbach as photographer' is on view until 9 May. Check the website on how to book a ticket.

#open The exhibition 'Fritz Baumann, Johanna Fülscher, Otto Morach: Ein künstlerischer Austausch. Arbeiten auf Papier' is on view in the printroom of the Kunstmuseum Solothurn. On show until 24 May! Visit the website for details.

#open The Petit Palais in Paris presents an exhibition around the figure of Ambroise Vollard, as a publisher of prints and illustrated books, and his successor Henri Petiet. The exhibition is titled 'Vollard, Petiet and Modern Master Prints', and on show until 23 May 2021.

#openingtoday The Department of Prints and Drawings of The Met, New York, organizes four rotations a year to highlight their collection of works on paper. Today, 29 April, the exhibition 'Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Materials and Techniques' opens. The installation focuses on the variety of materials and techniques used in Europe and the US from the Renaissance to present day. More info here!

#openingsoon The exhibition 'Pre-Raphaelites - Drawings & Watercolours' will soon open at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and is on view between 18 May and 20 June 2021. Check out the website for information on booking a timeslot.

#reopeningsoon The V&A, London, will reopen soon with the exhibition 'Renaissance Watercolours'. This display presents for the first time watercolour during the Renaissance as a unified art form, highlighting its versatility and pivotal role in understanding, interpreting and documenting the natural world. Book your timeslot here.

#openingsoon The exhibition 'Plantin Moretus - On the road with Plantin. Travel in the 16th Century' in the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp is on show until 1 August 2021. Check the website on how to get your ticket.

#exhibit The exhibition 'Eros and Power - Trilogy III. Judith, Omphale & Co.' in the print and drawings room of the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne is the last exhibition in the trilogy on love. It focuses on the representation of women, in particular biblical heroines who specifically use their femininity. On show until 30 May.

#track Keep track of whether heritage sites are open or closed on the UNESCO website here!

*** Museums are opening and closing as a result of Covid-19 related restrictions and following government advice. As this is rather unpredictable, we advise you to keep an eye out for the reopening of museums near you ***


#lastchance The Klassik Stiftung Weimar has a vacancy for a curator of the Department of Graphic Art. The graphic collections in Weimar are among the most important German collections for European drawings, prints, and photography, made between the 15th century and the present day. DL: 30 April 2021.