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Thursday, 25 May 2023

Born on this day: Catherine of Cleves (1417-1479)

Dear reader,

May the force be with you; we selected some extraordinary exhibits and opportunities for you.


#Basel In the Kunstmuseum Basel you can go see Andrea Büttner. The Heart of Relations. The exhibition shows large-scale wood engravings, etchings, books, glass objects, video installations and textile. On show until 1 October 2023.

#Berlin On view until 11 June in Berlin's Kupferstichkabinett: Clear to Cloudy. Weather Phenomena in Dutch Prints and Drawings. This small thematic exhibition presents 25 Dutch prints and drawings of the 17th and 18th centuries from the rich holdings of the Kupferstichkabinett. The focus is on intensive observation of nature and curiosity about the external appearance of things.

#Milan #photography At the Palazzo Reale the exhibit on Helmut Newton can be seen until 25 June.

#SaintDenis At the Musée d'art et d'histoire in Saint-Denis you can go see the exhibit Pablo Picasso, Paul Eluard, une amitié sublime which explores the creative friendship between the two, including prints and illustrated books, each inspiring the other. It runs until 10 July 2023.

#Vienna At the Albertina Modern you can go see Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst - The Revolution in Printmaking which shows around 70 key works of post-1945 art history. On show until 23 July 2023.

#Antwerp Just opened in Plantin Moretus, Antwerp: The Essence of a Typographer. Niclaes Mollijns Antwerp-Riga. This guest exhibition by the National Library of Latvia brings together books printed by the first publisher to print books in Riga: Niclaes Mollijns (c. 1550–1625). He was born in Antwerp as the son of Jan I Mollijns, an established woodcutter and publisher. Before he moved to Riga in the 1580s, Niclaes worked as an apprentice in the printing office of Christophe Plantin. On show until 28 June.

#Amsterdam Only one more weekend on show! Last chance to see Flora in Focus: Plant Life in Japanese Prints in Nihon no Hanga, Amsterdam.

#Haarlem Visit the Teylers Museum, Haarlem, for the exhibitions Gifted Eye and Realistic Science, on respectively contemporary drawings donated by Tanya Rumpff and scientific illustrations in historical books.

#Amsterdam Don't miss your chance to see Women on Paper in the Print Cabinets of the Rijksmuseum (until 30 May 2023), including drawings, prints and photographs by Gesina ter Borch, Berthe Morisot, Käthe Kollwitz and Julia Margaret Cameron. In Italy, Diana Mantuana dominated the market with her prints after Giulio Romano.

#TheHague The Meermanno House of The Book in The Hague opened the exhibit Flora Batava, focusing on the Flora Batava-book series, with hand coloured engravings and lithographs. This series was the first inventory of wild plants in the Netherlands. Until 3 September.

#Valkenswaard On view in the Dutch Museum of Lithography, Valkenswaard: The Toorop Line. The Toorop artist dynasty, consisting of Jan Toorop, his daughter Charley Toorop and grandson Edgar Fernhout, covers almost a hundred years of art history. Until 9 July.