What's Happening In Art This Week
Bosch in Madrid
The Bosch exhibit in the Netherlands is over, and now it's time for the Bosch exhibition in the Prado. This museum shows roughly the same paintings as the Noordbrabants Museum showed, but they have 2 more. Why? Because during the preparations for the Bosch-year, the Dutch investigated all of the paintings and decided that two of them were probably not painted by Bosch himself. The Spanish owners (the Prado) knidly disagreed and eventually they did not lend these two paintings to the Netherlands, but they did put them on display in their own 5th Century Exhibition.
You can try to distinguish the real from the less-real Bosch's until the 11th of September, 2016.
Mary Cassat Retrospective
American Impressionist painter Mary Cassat (1844-1926) did most of her work in Paris, but received a lot of praise in her native USA too. Although she never went to Japan, her work remains highly popular there, especially her mother and child scenes. The Yokohama Art Museum is now organizing the first large-scale retrospective of Cassat's work in 35 years. The exhibit opens on the 25th of June and will run until the 11th of September, 2016. A special website accompanies the exhibit.
The Yokohama Art Museum is opened daily except for Thursdays.
Last chance for 19th century prostitution
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is into its last 2 weeks of the exhibit Easy Virtue. In this, they show prostitution throgh the eyes of Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso and many other 19th century artists. Depicting prostitution was quite popular during the second half of the 19th century, allowing artists to show modern life in large cities like Paris. Especially for this exhibition, a room in Amsterdam's Red Light District has been transformed into a small museum as well, by contemporary artist Vera Selhorst.
Hurry to Amsterdam for the last tickets; this exhibit runs until the 19th of June 2016.
Vik Muniz and the backside of paintings
For the first time, the Mauritshuis in The Hague (the Netherlands) organizes an exhibition of contemporary art. They do this now with sculptor Vik Muniz, who works in New York and Rio de Janeiro. Using materials like sugar, thread, diamonds, chocolate syrup and garbage, Muniz creates bold, deceiving artworks. The inspiration for the exhibition at the Mauritshuis are the back sides of the seventeenth-century paintings in the museum's collection. This creates a connection between the modern art of Muniz and the world-famous paintings of the Mauritshuis.
Vik Muniz: Verso is on at the Mauritshuis from thw 9th of June until the 4th of September, 2016
The Toledo Museum of Modern Artexhibitsseven large outdoor sculptures by Jaume Plensa, including some shown for the first time in the United States, plus indoor installations that include a stainless steel curtain through which visitors can walk. Born in Barcelona, Spain in 1955, Plensa is known for his large figurative sculptures and installations that produce enchanting and mystifying visions of the human form as landscape. This specific exhibit was already shown at the Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida, before traveling to Toledo for the end of its run.
Human Landscape is free to visit from June 17th until November 6th 2016.