Tag Archives: Rembrandt

The Poor Man’s Rembrandt

Visitors to Amsterdam often take home Rembrandt related artwork in the form of posters, postcards, or T-shirts. Now they can also take home  permanent Dutch souvenirs on their own bodies. Travelers searching for that perfect keepsake of their time in the … Continue reading

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Watching Operation Night Watch

Rembrandt’s famous painting The Night Watch at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is not my favorite work from the master, or my favorite painting in the great institution. However, every time that I’m in Amsterdam somehow I find myself in front of the iconic work … Continue reading

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After spending an afternoon at New York City’s magnificent Metropolitan Museum of Art this week, I had the odd experience of stumbling across artist/filmmaker Masashi Kawamura’s new blog “What They See”, which invites an encounter with the museum from a … Continue reading

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After A Decade of Waiting

After a ten-year, nearly €400 million renovation, Amsterdam‘s fantastic Rijksmuseum finally reopens next month on April 13th. For visitors who have been disappoint (some of us multiple times) by the glacially slow refurbishment, it comes not a moment too soon. With … Continue reading

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The Palace Under the Alps

I foolishly sold my first edition copy of Bill Bryson’s The Palace Under the Alps (Congdon & Weed, 1985) a few years ago. So, I was dead chuffed to stumble across this blog with the same handle that posts excerpts from … Continue reading

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Rembrandt’s Facebook Timeline

Amsterdam‘s celebrated Rijksmuseum may be over 200 years-old, but it’s hip to 21st century social media marketing. The museum has cleverly “imagined” what Rembrandt’s Facebook Timeline would look like. “I made a self-portrait. Let me know what you think!”

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