From Bosch to Brâncuși:  Best of the Boijmans-van Beuningen Museum with Sabry Amroussi

From Bosch to Brâncuși: Best of the Boijmans-van Beuningen Museum with Sabry Amroussi


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Description

The Boijmans-van Beuningen – a museum in Holland's second city Rotterdam – is a bit of a connoisseurs secret. Overshadowed by its more popular (and touristy) peers, the Rijksmuseum, van Gogh, and Frans Hals Museums, the Boijmans-van Beuningen is, in fact, the only museum in the Netherlands that boasts an international collection of art of the highest level spanning a thousand years of art history.
Join Sabry Amroussi, an expert art historian who has worked for and with this museum, to discover this marvelous and diverse collection. From iconic masterpieces by medieval masters like Bosch, van Eyck, and Brueghel, to one of the most exciting collections of Surrealist art in the world, we will unravel the secrets of this all too often overlooked museum taken by the hands of an insider. 
Participants can expect to learn about an eclectic mix of unknown and world-famous famous works by the likes of Dali, Man Ray, Rembrandt, and Mondriaan – which will inspire future travel to the city of Rotterdam.
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 12 reviews
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harriet segal (Huntingdon Valley, US)

Wonderful, informative, eye-opening

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Catherine (Boulder, US)
Very interesting look at a museum!

We anlways enjoy Sabry’s lectures. This one was a bit out of our usual interests but we always learn with Sabry.

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Cindy (Calgary, CA)

What a great museum. I can’t thank Sabry enough for sharing all this with us.

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V.L. (Cincinnati, US)
Excellent seminar

Sabry brings unique insight and passion for explaining the often overlooked details of these masterpieces. He also brings the background history of the times the pieces were created, making the artwork connected to the people and places of the period. Sabry's infectious enthusiasm and expertise is a joy to experience.

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Mary S (Vancouver, CA)

Another captivating lecture by Sabry. His commentary always gives me new insights into the paintings he discusses.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
92%
(11)
8%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
h
harriet segal (Huntingdon Valley, US)

Wonderful, informative, eye-opening

C
Catherine (Boulder, US)
Very interesting look at a museum!

We anlways enjoy Sabry’s lectures. This one was a bit out of our usual interests but we always learn with Sabry.

C
Cindy (Calgary, CA)

What a great museum. I can’t thank Sabry enough for sharing all this with us.

V
V.L. (Cincinnati, US)
Excellent seminar

Sabry brings unique insight and passion for explaining the often overlooked details of these masterpieces. He also brings the background history of the times the pieces were created, making the artwork connected to the people and places of the period. Sabry's infectious enthusiasm and expertise is a joy to experience.

M
Mary S (Vancouver, CA)

Another captivating lecture by Sabry. His commentary always gives me new insights into the paintings he discusses.