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Thursday, 24 June 2021

Born on this day: Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680)

Dear reader,

Summertime! Check out the listed graphic art related opportunities below.


#photography The Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, just opened the 'Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photography', featuring 99 photographs and 1 empty frame. The photographs represent a selection of iconic works throughout Dutch photo-history. Buy your ticket here!

#open The Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, tells the story of a famous 17th century elephant in the exhibition: Hansken, Rembrandt's Elephant. Hansken was toured to markets and fairs across Europe. When she was in Amsterdam, Rembrandt drew her multiple times. You will see these drawings in the exhibition, among other art works, historical documents and even Hansken's skull. On view until 29 August.

#openingsoon On view from 17 July until 7 November: Baroque at Teylers. The Teylers Museum, Haarlem, shows a selection of their fine collection of 17th century Italian drawings in this exhibition.

#photography Opening soon in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 'New York: The New Woman Behind the Camera'. With over 120 photographers from 20 countries, the exhibition explores the diverse work of artists, the New Women, who expressed female empowerment, modernity, and experimentation in the 1920's to the 1950's. Open from 2 July until 3 October.

#japaneseprints Open from 11 June to 4 July in Nihon no hanga, in Amsterdam: 'Memories of Shōwa: Impressions of Working Life by Wada Sanzō'.

#open In celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 150th anniversary, the Department of Drawings and Prints presents four thematic installations that take an in-depth look at the fabric of its collections. The last installation is designed to elucidate the broad range of materials and techniques used by artists in Europe and the United States to create works on paper from the Renaissance to the present day. Between 29 April and 26 July, the MET presents 'Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Materials and Techniques'. Check out how to get your tickets here.

#justopened The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge will soon open the printroom exhibit 'Virtue, Vice & the Senses: Prints 1540 – 1660' which looks at the spread and development of prints representing abstract qualities such as the Five Senses, Seven Virtues and Deadly Sins. Open between 22 June and 30 August 2021. Visit the website for more information.

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


#drawings #fellowship The Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA, is looking to fill the Emily Rauh Pulitzer Curatorial Fellowship in Contemporary Drawings. Visit the website for the details. Rolling application as of 26 May 2021.

#lastchance The Staat