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Thursday, 30 May 2024

Dear reader,

With the increasingly green treetops and AG outings where we have looked at their trunks, we have been inspired to prepare a nice selection of opportunities for you in this News Corner.


#SanFransisco At the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco you can go see 'Japanese Prints in Transition: From the Floating World to the Modern World'. This two-part exhibition (the floating world and the modern world) highlights this stylistic transition and the work of one artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, who successfully spanned them both. Until 18 August 2024.

#Paris In the Fondation Custodia you can go see: A Passionate Eye. Ger Luijten and Twelve Years of Acquisitions. Ger Luijten was director of the Fondation Custodia for twelve years, from June 2010 until his premature death in December 2022. During this period, Ger Luijten pursued a bold, dynamic acquisitions policy, putting his well-trained eye and his experience at the service of the Fondation Custodia. Until 7 July.

#TheHague On show in Museum Bredius, The Hague: Between the Lines. Prints from Leiden University. Until 30 June.

#Berlin Opening tomorrow in the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin: The Allure of Rome: Maarten van Heemskerck Draws the City. In 1532, Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck (1498–1574) embarked on a journey to Rome. From his five-year stay in the Eternal City, the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin has preserved a unique collection of around 160 drawings. Until 4 August!

#Frankfurt She was the most famous German woman artist of the twentieth century and nevertheless an exceptional phenomenon: Käthe Kollwitz. The Städel Museum is celebrating her diversity, explosive power, and modernity with a major exhibition. On show until 9 June 2024.

#Brussels Discover where James Ensor was often to be found through paintings and graphical works, in the exhibit at the Royal Library of Belgium (KBR): 'Expo: James Ensor. Inspired by Brussels' . This exhibition is a collaboration by KBR and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and displays well-known works on canvas, as well as hidden treasures on paper. Until 22 June 2024.

#Oxford At the Christ Church Picture Gallery the exhibition Drawings & Words is on show until 17 June. The combination of image and writing is an evocative visual tool, found in medieval book illuminations, contemporary art and in the everyday of advertisement. This exhibition will explore some forms of this pleasing aesthetic, with drawings by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Veronese, Rosso Fiorentino and many more.

#Oxford The exhibition Bruegel to Rubens: Great Flemish Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is on view until 23 June. From Pieter Bruegel’s remarkable print designs and landscapes and Rubens’s first sketches to heartfelt friendship albums shared between artists, this major exhibition presents drawings rarely seen in public.

#WestPalmBeach At The Norton Museum, West Palm Beach FL, The Paper Trail: 500 Years of Prints from the Jonathan "Jack" Frost Collection is on view until 11 August. Selected from a Florida-based collection, this exhibition of prints spans nearly five centuries of European and American printmaking.

#NewYork The Museum of Modern Art announces the first-ever New York City museum retrospective devoted to Käthe Kollwitz. On view at MoMA is the exhibit Käthe Kollwitz presenting a focused exploration of the artist’s career in approximately 110 rarely seen examples of her drawings, prints, and sculptures drawn from public and private collections in the US and Europe. Until July 20.

#Ferrara Until 21 July 2024 the exhibition rooms of the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara will for the first time present the works of Escher in: 'M.C. Escher in the Palazzo dei Diamanti'.

#Vevey At Musee Jenisch you can see the exhibition 'Pierre Aubert - Maître des Bois' with woodcuts on shadow and light. Until 25 August 2024.


#job The Knowledge & Collections department of Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated collection specialist for graphic archives and collections for 24 hours a week. Find more information here. DL: 16 June 2024.

#prize #drawings Master Drawings is now accepting submissions for the 7th annual Ricciardi prize of $5,000! The award is given for the best new and unpublished article on a drawing topic (of any period) by a scholar under the age of 40. The winning submission will be published in a 2025 issue of Master Drawings. Submit your article here. DL: 15 November 2024.

#travelgrant The Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington, Connecticut offers Visiting Fellowships and Travel Grants for work at the to support research in the library’s rich collections of materials from the British world of the long eighteenth-century. Applications for the 2025-2026 fellowship cycle will be accepted beginning June 1, 2024, and the deadline for submitting applications is November 1, 2024.


#cfp #photography The peer-reviewed journal Philosophy of Photography calls for papers for their next issue. The editors warmly invite submissions from researchers and practitioners who seek to explore any aspect of photography as well as related modes of imaging and visual or digital culture from a critical and theoretical standpoint. Find more info here! DL: 15 June 2024.


#lectureseries Accompanying the exposition The Allure of Rome. Maarten van Heemskerck Draws the City in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, a series of lectures takes place Tuesdays, in which individual aspects of Van Heemskerck’s work will be addressed and explained. Find the agenda here! Next is 6 June.

#symposium Delineavit et Sculpsit and the Teylers Museum organize the symposium Paper Art for the Public (Papierkunst voor het publiek) on 7 June. The presentations are in Dutch. Find the program here!


#drawings For more info on drawing-focused exhibitions check out the Bella Maniera website and Newsletter.

#PublicLecture To complement the exhibition 'On Thin Ice: Dutch Depictions of Extreme Weather', the J. Paul Getty Museum will host a free public lecture on 28 July 2024, featuring four emerging scholars who will discuss works from the exhibition and address how they relate to current #environmental, political, social, and economic topics.


See you next month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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