Top 20 artwork exhibitions to go to on a European metropolis break in 2018 | Travel

High Society
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Dates | eight Mar-Three June
Best in present | Rembrandt
Rembrandt’s marriage ceremony portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit – his solely life-size, standing, full-length portraits – have been collectively bought by the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre for €160m in 2016, and that is the primary probability to see them – of their full glory after restoration. They are joined by portraits of society figures over 4 centuries by masters together with Cranach the Elder, Veronese, Velázquez, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Sargent and Manet.
• €17.50, 9am-5pm each day,

Stay on the Art’otel Amsterdam (doubles from €175), which has artists’ studios, a two-storey “art curtain” displaying video artwork, an art-centred library and a gallery.

Upcoming: Grayson Perry
Kiasma, Helsinki

The Upper Class at Bay, 2012. Photograph: Grayson Perry courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice

Dates | 13 April-2 Sep
Best in present | Kenilworth AM1
If you missed the Grayson Perry exhibition on the Serpentine in London final yr, head to Kiasma, Finland’s main modern artwork gallery, for a retrospective this spring/summer season. The present contains Perry’s witty ceramics, sculptures, tapestries and attire, tackling gender, id, class and faith. The exhibition then strikes to the revamped 11 Conti Museum on the Monnaie de Paris (from 19 Oct-Three Feb).
• €14, free on first Friday of every month, opening hours differ, closed Mondays,

Stay on the new Hotel St George (doubles from €179 room-only), which opens on 1 April. It includes a big white dragon by Ai Weiwei within the foyer, whereas friends get 25% off at Helsinki’s museums with the lodge’s artwork card.

Picasso 1932

Tate Modern, London

‘The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy’, Tate Modern, London, UK

Photograph: Guy Bell/Rex/Shutterstock

Dates | Until 9 Sep
Best in present | Marie-Thérèse Walter nudes
Book forward and count on queues for 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy. Tate Modern’s first solo Picasso exhibition is a month-by-month journey via the artist’s prolific “year of wonders”. The 100-plus works embrace Girl Before a Mirror, which seldom leaves New York’s MoMA, and The Dream, which has by no means been proven within the UK earlier than. It additionally reunites three reclining nudes – of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter – for the primary time in 85 years.
• £22, 10am-6pm, 10pm Fridays and Saturdays,

Stay at Green Rooms (dorms from £24, doubles from £89) in Wood Green, north London, a social enterprise with discounted rooms for artists, plus exhibitions, stay music and comedy nights.

Delacroix (1798-1863)
The Louvre, Paris

View on the Louvre museum square, Paris full of people during the cloudy weather.

Photograph: Helen Ross/Getty Images

Dates | 29 March-23 July
Best in present | Liberty Leading the People
In its first Eugène Delacroix retrospective since 1963, the Louvre is displaying 180 artworks by the French romanticist. The exhibition brings collectively the gallery’s masterpieces – Liberty Leading the People, The Massacre at Chios, Women of Algiers – with loans from the National Gallery in London, the Met in New York and the National Gallery of Canada.
• €15, 9am-6pm, 9.45pm Wednesdays & Fridays, closed Tuesdays,

Stay on the Drawing Hotel (doubles from €154), virtually subsequent door; every flooring is designed by a unique artist, there’s an “art concierge”, an exhibition house and artwork supplies on the market within the foyer.

Rembrandt | Britain’s Discovery of the Master
Scottish National, Edinburgh

The Scottish National Gallery, with Edinburgh Castle looming above it.

The Scottish National Gallery, with Edinburgh Castle looming above it. Photograph: Ian Cui Yi/Getty Images

Dates | 7 July-14 Oct
Best in present | Self Portrait, aged 51
This exhibition examines Britain’s Discovery of the Master, which reached its climax within the late 18th century. It brings collectively Rembrandts from across the UK – Belshazzar’s Feast from the National Gallery in London, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man from the Walker Gallery in Liverpool – and abroad. It additionally showcases work from painters impressed by the Dutch grasp, from William Hogarth to Frank Auerbach.
• £13.50, 10am-5pm, 7pm Thursdays,

Stay at 24 Royal Terrace (doubles from £89 B&B), a 16-room boutique lodge in a Georgian townhouse, displaying the proprietor’s assortment of recent artwork, together with work by Terry Frost and John Bratby.

Alberto Giacometti
Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Dates | 19 Oct-24 Feb 2019
Best in present | Femmes de Venise
If you missed the retrospectives at Guggenheim New York and Tate Modern London, right here’s your probability to catch the work of one among Switzerland’s most well-known artists on the Guggenheim Bilbao. This new exhibition of the person Jean Paul Sartre known as “the perfect existentialist artist” covers his life’s sculptures and work, from the cubist and surrealist interval as much as his demise within the mid-1960s.
• €16, €9 concessions, below 12 free; Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-8pm,

Stay on the Gran Hotel Domine (from €106 B&B) proper reverse the Guggenheim. It makes a suitably arty base crammed with fashionable artwork and putting sculpture and furnishings.

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Engländer in der Campagna by Carl Spitzweg.

Engländer in der Campagna by Carl Spitzweg. Photograph: Jörg P Anders/Alte Nationalgalerie

Dates | 10 May-16 Sep
Best in present | Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich
Wandering – in nature, over the Alps, via life – is well known on this inspirational exhibition. Journeys on foot have been a key topic in 19th-century European artwork, and are celebrated right here in 100 artworks by Caspar David Friedrich, Norway’s Johan Christian Dahl, Switzerland’s Ferdinand Hodler, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and others. Pack your climbing boots in case you get the bug.
• €12, 10am-6pm, 8pm Thursdays, closed Mondays,

Stay on the Arte Luise (doubles from €88), the place there’s sculpture within the foyer, philosophy on the steps and the 50 rooms have been designed by completely different artists.

Kunst Historisches, Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Dates | 2 Oct-13 Jan 2019
Best in present | Two Monkeys
Next yr is the 450th anniversary of the demise of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Just 40 of his work survive at the moment – 12 of them on the Kunst Historisches Museum, together with The Tower of Babel. They will likely be joined by valuable items from different museums and personal collections, lots of which have by no means earlier than been loaned.
• €20, 10am-6pm, 9pm Thursdays, closed Mondays,

Stay on the Wilhelmshof (doubles from €93 B&B), a family-run lodge the place the rooms are designed by two Viennese artists, the backyard is called the gARTen, and even the underground automotive park is a murals.

The New Berlin, 1912-1932
Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels

Georg Scholz’s Nightly Noise (Nächtlicher Lärm, 1919) .

Georg Scholz’s Nightly Noise (Nächtlicher Lärm, 1919). Photograph: Private assortment. Courtesy of Sotheby’s

Dates | 5 Oct-27 Jan 2019
Best in present | Otto Dix
Travel again in time to early 20th-century Berlin at an exhibition at Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique that portrays the horrors of the primary world battle, the thrill of the Golden 20s and the crises thereafter. There is specific emphasis on how society was altering and the varied (short-lived) utopian actions, via work, sculptures, pictures and movie by Otto Dix, Raoul Hausmann, Kazimir Malevich and others.
• €14.50, 10am-5pm, 11am-6pm weekends, closed Mondays,

Stay on the Pantone Hotel (doubles from €59 room-only), the place every thing is colour-coded by the Pantone Matching System, from the rooms to the bikes for rent and the cocktails on the terrace.

Gabriele Münter
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

The North Wing, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Photograph: Bjarke Ørsted

Dates | Three May-19 Aug
Best in present | Portrait of Marianne von Werefkin
The experimental German painter has been overshadowed by her lover Wassily Kandinsky, however she is lastly celebrated in her personal proper with this retrospective on the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The present contains 130 works; in addition to portray and drawing, Münter was a photographer and created stained glass. Many of the displays have by no means been displayed earlier than.
• £15, 11am-10pm, 6pm weekends, closed Mondays,

Stay at Ibsens Hotel in Copenhagen (doubles from £112 room-only); Humblebæk is a 35-minute coastal practice trip from the capital. The lodge accepts artworks in lieu of fee, and displays its “artmoney” within the foyer.

Dada is Dada
Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

Photograph: Johan Gunséus

Dates | Until 20 May
Best in present | Sonia Delaunay
There remains to be time to catch the Dada exhibition on the Bildmuseet in Umeå, northern Sweden. The works vary from work and collage to things, sound recordings and movies by dozens of Dadaists, together with Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, plus a welcome variety of feminine artists, similar to Sonia Delaunay, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Beatrice Wood.
• Free, 10am-5pm, 9pm Fridays, closed Mondays,

Stay at Stora Hotellet (doubles from £79 B&B), a former seaman’s mission in-built 1895 – at the moment there are finances seaman’s bunks in addition to luxurious rooms, plus an “indoor square” with exhibitions, a theatre, a cinema and extra.

Andy Warhol – After Munch
Munch Museum, Oslo

Andy Warhol’s The Scream (After Munch), 1984.

Andy Warhol’s The Scream (After Munch), 1984. Photograph: The Andy Warhold Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc/licensed by Artist Right Society

Dates | 26 May-26 Aug
Best in present | The Scream (After Munch)
Edvard Munch was one among Andy Warhol’s favorite artists, and he visited the Munch Museum in 1983. The gallery is returning the favour this yr with Andy Warhol – After Munch, an exhibition of his tackle well-known Munch works, together with drawings, silkscreen prints and work. They embrace his variations of The Scream, and Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm and Madonna, plus a screening of his 1963 movie Kiss.
• £Three, 10am-5pm each day (in summer season),

Stay at Lysebu (doubles from £138 room-only), a lodge and cultural centre within the forest on the outskirts of Oslo. It displays Norwegian and Danish artwork; hosts concert events and performs; and sells items by Scandi designers.

Idea of North
Baltic, Gateshead

Baltic Centre, Gateshead

Dates | 11 May-30 Sep
Best in present | Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen
As a part of the Great Exhibition of the North, a summer-long celebration in Newcastle and Gateshead, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is exploring northern creativeness and id. A collection of pavilions will deal with every thing from Hadrian’s Wall (through gaming and movie) to Cumbria’s 1990s cave-rave scene of the 1990s. A spotlight is the pictures exhibition of ladies within the north-east, curated by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen.
• Free, 10am-6pm each day (10.30am Tuesdays),

Stay at Malmaison Newcastle (doubles from £85 room-only), instantly reverse the Baltic throughout the Tyne – simply jump over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Frida Kahlo
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

Frida Kahlo’s The Broken Column, 1944.

Frida Kahlo’s The Broken Column, 1944. Photograph: Erik Meza/Javier Otaola

Dates | 6 July-18 Nov
Best in present | The Broken Column
More than 30 artworks by the nice Mexican will likely be on show within the Hungarian National Gallery this summer season, many on mortgage from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City. They embrace Kahlo’s signature self-portraits, together with one among her earliest, painted in 1926, plus different work, drawings and pictures. Visit from October to catch one other stellar exhibition: Bacon, Freud and the School of London (from 5 Oct to 14 Jan).
• £5, 10am-6pm, closed Mondays,

Stay on the Bohem Art Hotel (doubles from €80 B&B), an outdated stationery manufacturing facility close to the Danube in downtown Budapest – it is filled with artwork by modern Hungarian artists.

Miró, a wild spirit
Miró Mallorca Fundacío, Palma

Miró Mallorca Fundació, Palma, Mallorca

Photograph: Pep Escoda

Dates | Until 2019
Best in present | TBC
This exhibition explores Joan Miró’s influences, from prehistoric cave work to Japanese artwork, earlier than specializing in the modern work he produced in Mallorca after settling there in 1956. The Miró Mallorca Fundacío is in Cala Major, the place the artist lived and labored till his demise in 1983, and contains his home, a museum and a sculpture backyard. Visit from June, when Miró’s major studio reopens after restoration. Miró followers may additionally make a journey to Valletta in Malta, which has a Picasso/Miró exhibition this spring (7 April-30 June).

• €7.50, 10am-7pm, 3pm Sundays, closed Mondays,

Stay on the Art Hotel Palma (doubles from €133 B&B), a 13-room lodge within the outdated city, owned by an antiques seller and full of treasures.

Allées et Venues
Museu Carmen Thyssen, Andorra

Paul Gauguin’s Coming and Going, Martinique, 1887.

Paul Gauguin’s Coming and Going, Martinique, 1887. Photograph: Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornem

Dates | Until 10 Sep
Best in present | Paul Gauguin
The Museu Carmen Thyssen opened final yr in Escaldes-Engordany, to show work from Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza’s excellent non-public assortment (there’s additionally a Carmen Thyssen museum in Málaga and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid). This yr, the gallery’s Comings and Goings exhibition is specializing in Gauguin and different artists – together with Emil Nolde, Alfred Sisley and Camille Pissarro – who used roads and paths as a motif of their artwork.
• €9, 10am-7pm, closes 2pm Sundays, closed Mondays, museucarmenthyssenandorra.advert

Stay at Hotel Exe Princep, a vibrant, fashionable choice (doubles from €54 B&B) within the city’s central procuring district. Don’t count on something luxurious – however that’s mirrored within the worth.

Freud Project
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Park in The Irish Museum of Modern Art,Dublin.

Park in The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Photograph: Alamy

Dates | Until 2 Sept
Best in present | The Painter’s Mother Resting
The IMMA has 52 works by Lucian Freud on a five-year mortgage. The Ethics of Scrutiny centres on a few of his intimate portraits, together with Two Brothers from Ulster and Man in Silver Suit, to discover themes of vulnerability, longing and loss. Freud is proven alongside different artists who handled how we see ourselves and others, similar to painters Gwen John and Marlene Dumas, and writers Emily Dickinson and John Berger.
• €eight, free on Tuesdays, 11.30am-5.30pm (from 10am Saturdays and 12pm Sundays), closed Mondays,

Stay at The Dean (doubles from €145 room-only ), Dublin’s hippest lodge, which has unique Irish artwork on the partitions, vinyl on the turntables and a late-night rooftop bar.

Rosso, Klee, Sonnier and extra
Hilti Art Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Paul Klee’s Clown, 1929, from the forthcoming exhibition

Paul Klee’s Clown, 1929, from the forthcoming exhibition. Photograph: Paul Klee

Dates | 9 Nov-17 Mar 2019
Best in present | TBC
The Hilti Art Foundation opened in 2015, subsequent door to the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. Its exhibitions are typically broad surveys of modernist artists, and this one is not any exception: new acquisitions by Picasso, Matisse and Klee will likely be proven alongside present work by Mondrian, Kandinsky, Giacometti and others. Tickets cowl each galleries.
• £12, 10am-5pm, 8pm Thursdays, closed Mondays,

Stay at Landhaus am Giessen (doubles from round £122), a easy, pleasant lodge that gives first rate worth for cash and a central location.

Martha Stettler
Kunstmuseum, Bern

A visitor walks in the Museum of Fine Arts Bern (Kunstmuseum Bern) )

Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

Dates | four May-29 July
Best in present | Dans le Jardin du Luxembourg
Bern-born Stettler was a well-known painter in her personal lifetime, however after her demise in 1945 she slipped into relative obscurity. This retrospective of An Impressionist Between Bern and Paris on the Kunstmuseum ought to assist revive her status, introducing a brand new era to her crowd-friendly work of youngsters enjoying in Parisian parks and her attractive landscapes. About time, too: Stettler was a pioneer, the primary girl to exhibit on the Venice Biennale, profitable quite a few awards and co-founding the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris.
• £14, 10am-5pm, 9pm Tuesdays, closed Mondays,

Stay at AM Pavillon B&B (doubles from £110 B&B), a classy 19th-century townhouse near the station with excessive ceilings, stucco and outdated parquet flooring, plus a library of lovely books.

By the Sea
Gemeente Museum, The Hague

The Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

Photograph: Gerrit Schreurs

Dates | 14 July-18 Nov
Best in present | Piet Mondrian
Today, Domburg is a well-liked household holiday vacation spot, with sandy seashores, watersports and campsites. 100 years in the past, it was a hotspot for Dutch artists, interested in the panorama and the sunshine. This exhibition brings collectively greater than 50 seascapes by Piet Mondrian, Jan Toorop, Jacoba van Heemskerck and others who fell below the spell of the Zeeland coast.
• €15, 10am-5pm, closed Mondays,

Stay on the Teleport Hotel (doubles from €76 B&B) within the Binckhorst, a former industrial space the place native road artists have staged a design takeover of 10 of the rooms.

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