421,700 visitors flock to the Noordbrabants’ Bosch exhibition

The exhibition “Hieronymus Bosch — Visions of genius”, held from 13 February to 8 May at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, the artist’s town of birth in the Netherlands, drew a total of 421,700 visitors, setting a new visitors record for the museum. The exhibition was announced as being the largest retrospective to be dedicated to the artist, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death. The exhibition offered a comprehensive study of the work of Hieronymus Bosch, in collaboration with the Bosch Research and Conservation Project (BRCP). The exhibition reunited 17 of the artist’s 24 known paintings to date, as well as 19 of the artist’s 20 drawings. The exhibition was no less than a planetary success as visitors came from all over the world (23 % of tickets were purchased overseas). European visitors represented a large share of the international public, with 7 % from Belgium, 6 % from Germany, 4 % from the United Kingdom, and 2 % from France. The museum is preparing to host a new exhibition, “Van Eyck, Brueghel, Jordaens — Masterpieces from Rumania”, from 18 June to 9 October 2016, with hopes for new...

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386,650 visitors at the Pompidou Centre for the exhibition “Dancing through life”

Paris, 4 April 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). In a press release, the Pompidou Centre has announced that it has welcomed 386,650 visitors to the exhibition “Dancing through life”; an exhibition on the links between the visual arts and dance from the 1900s to the present day. The exhibition, which displayed about 450 works exploring the links between dance and plastic arts, consequently fulfilled expectations. Displayed between 23 November and 2 April 2012, the event attracted an average of 3,392 visitors each day. The Museum’s press release also indicated that the interest triggered by “Dancing through life” does not exclude the possibility of a repeat of the exhibition at other international institutions. The topic is illustrated in works by the greatest artistic figures from the 20th century, from the founding movements of modernity, as well as by research undertaken by some of the greatest contemporary artists and dancers. These individuals include Alexander Calder, Matthew Barney, Pina Bausch, Isadora Duncan, as well as several artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Anna Halprin or Jeff Mills, all of whom have, in their discipline, mixed dance and plastic...

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