Big Names in Small Museums with Sabry Amroussi

Big Names in Small Museums with Sabry Amroussi


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Description

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.

About Your Expert

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.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
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Gay Lutton (Jersey City, US)
Absolutely delightful!

This was a wonderful presentation of amazing little museums that have interesting and in some cases extraordinary stories associated with them. And the hidden jewels indeed of some of the worlds best art works. Loved it!

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harriet segal (Huntingdon Valley, US)

He's interesting, knowledgeable, enthusiastic. Looking forward to Bosch.

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J.P. (New York, US)
Wonderful lecture from a passionate teacher

Sabry never fails to impress with his knowledge of art, history and museums as well his passion and enthusiasm for what he is teaching. He is able to express joy in the smallest detail of paint or the long history of a family collection. I have taken a number of classes with Sabry and they are always memorable.

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews
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(20)
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h.s. (Huntingdon Valley, US)

Guest did not leave comment

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harriet segal (Huntingdon Valley, US)

Guest did not leave comment

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Gay Lutton (Jersey City, US)
Absolutely delightful!

This was a wonderful presentation of amazing little museums that have interesting and in some cases extraordinary stories associated with them. And the hidden jewels indeed of some of the worlds best art works. Loved it!

h
harriet segal (Huntingdon Valley, US)

He's interesting, knowledgeable, enthusiastic. Looking forward to Bosch.

J
J.P. (New York, US)
Wonderful lecture from a passionate teacher

Sabry never fails to impress with his knowledge of art, history and museums as well his passion and enthusiasm for what he is teaching. He is able to express joy in the smallest detail of paint or the long history of a family collection. I have taken a number of classes with Sabry and they are always memorable.