Big Names in Small Museums with Sabry Amroussi

Big Names in Small Museums with Sabry Amroussi


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All too often in the art world, magnificent works of art really do become "hidden treasures" of a collection, lost in competition with other "big name" museums for tourists' time and attention. Sometimes these circumstances are due to location, other times due to rules of provenance. In this conversation with art historian Sabry Amroussi, we will parade through masterpieces belonging to small but mighty museums within the world's cultural capitals. From the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris to London's Kenwood House – and the Bredius Museum in the Hague – we will shortly discuss each venue and treat ourselves to an in-depth analysis of the masterpieces hanging there, and learning how they ended up in that collection over time. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased insight into the players who power smaller museums and will be 'discovering' hitherto unknown collections to visit in the future.

Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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K.S. (London, GB)
Insightful on little-known musea

Now I have many more musea I must visit, thanks to Sabry!

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Gail Goodrick (Seattle, US)
Big works in Small museums

This was a wonderful introduction to some lesser known museums. Just because they are smaller doesn't mean they are not worth visiting.

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Bati Patel (Mission Viejo, US)
Never fails...

...to disappoint! I just LOVE Sabry and his interesting lectures! Awesome talk as always.

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Amy B. (Boston, US)
Lots of ideas for future travel!

If you're a museum-goer and thought you'd seen it all, you really need to watch this seminar with Sabry. I'd been to 6 of the museums he presented in this seminar, and his choice of artwork to illustrate the big names in these small museums was spot on. One of Sabry's many talents is in choosing just the right artwork to communicate his point of view in these seminars and this was no exception. I was unsure of how well a seminar like this could be presented, but Sabry delivered on the premise. I'd really like to see a part 2 and 3. I'm sure there are many more museums he could feature just as well.

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Robin (Harrison, US)

Another excellent talk by Sabry. Has the rare gift of making a 1 1/2 hr lecture fly by - presenting a myriad of facts and fables in such an entertaining way. You learn, and want to learn more.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
88%
(14)
6%
(1)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
K
K.S. (London, GB)
Insightful on little-known musea

Now I have many more musea I must visit, thanks to Sabry!

G
Gail Goodrick (Seattle, US)
Big works in Small museums

This was a wonderful introduction to some lesser known museums. Just because they are smaller doesn't mean they are not worth visiting.

B
Bati Patel (Mission Viejo, US)
Never fails...

...to disappoint! I just LOVE Sabry and his interesting lectures! Awesome talk as always.

A
Amy B. (Boston, US)
Lots of ideas for future travel!

If you're a museum-goer and thought you'd seen it all, you really need to watch this seminar with Sabry. I'd been to 6 of the museums he presented in this seminar, and his choice of artwork to illustrate the big names in these small museums was spot on. One of Sabry's many talents is in choosing just the right artwork to communicate his point of view in these seminars and this was no exception. I was unsure of how well a seminar like this could be presented, but Sabry delivered on the premise. I'd really like to see a part 2 and 3. I'm sure there are many more museums he could feature just as well.

R
Robin (Harrison, US)

Another excellent talk by Sabry. Has the rare gift of making a 1 1/2 hr lecture fly by - presenting a myriad of facts and fables in such an entertaining way. You learn, and want to learn more.