Must-See Art Guide: Amsterdam
This week's guide includes Ruth van Beek, Olga Balema, Jan Dibbets, and more.
Amsterdam is no newbie to the art world. Just think of the masters: this place was once home to Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, and countless others. This well-preserved city, with its intricate canals and dazzling architecture, is always oozing art and culture—this week more than ever. KunstRAI, which opened yesterday and runs until tomorrow, is the Netherlands’ longest-running fair and showcases both established and emerging galleries. Focusing on booths dedicated to individual artists, this fair offers visitors the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of an artist’s vision and work. KunstRAI may be the city’s main attraction this week, but there are also plenty more shows to see around town, from Anne Appleby and Volker Hüller, to Jan Dibbets and Ruth van Beek. Browse our recommended guide of must-see shows, and be sure to choose your mode of transportation wisely—the streets are narrow and the canals have swallowed many a tourists’ bike. Or so we’ve heard.
Exhibition: “Alfred Eikelenboom: Primi Pensieri”
When: April 24–June 11, 2016
Where: Francis Boeske Projects, Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Exhibition: “Group Show: The Summer Show 2016”
When: June 3–September 3, 2016
Where: Ravestijn Gallery, Westerdoksdijk 603-A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Exhibition: “Zhana Ivanova: Carnivalesque”
When: May 21–June 25, 2016
Where: Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Rozengracht 207 A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Exhibition: “Olga Balema: Motherland”
When: May 13–June 18, 2016
Where: Galerie Fons Welters, Bloemstraat 140, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Exhibition: “Easy Virtue”
When: February 19–June 19, 2016
Where: Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein 6, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Exhibition: “New Color Studies”
When: May 7–July 31, 2016
Where: The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museumplein 10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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