You can live on art, but you can also travel on art. There is no best “excuse” to enjoy a beautiful weekend in some European cities than an interesting art exhibition. So, here we are to suggest you the best art exhibitions to see and enjoy in 2017.
Jan Vermeer in Paris
When we talk about museums and art Paris is just the place to be: la Ville Lumière hosts some of the most important art institutions of the world. The Louvre is one of them: in 2017 the greatest city museum will host an exhibition dedicated to Jan Vermeer, the great Dutch painter, and other big names of Dutch 17th century art scene. A real full immersion in the daily life of Netherlands at that time, thanks to extreme realism of his work: book a flight and get to Paris!
Louvre, 22th February 2017 – 22 May 2017Plan your trip to Paris
Pop Art in London
Don’t miss the interesting exhibition that the British Museum, one of the most famous and important London art institutions, will host in spring 2017, dedicated to American pop art. Andy Warhol and other big names of American pop art await you in London: easily reachable by flight, take the chance to visit London and its other amazing attractions.
British Museum, 9th March – 18th June 2017Plan your trip to London
Bruce Conner in Madrid
The art of Conner, a really enigmatic and stimulating American artist, is coming to Reina Sofia Art Center in Madrid. For the first time in Spain, you can discover his provocative and multidimensional art, over sculpture, drawing, video, photo and painting. And since you are there, you cannot skip a visit to “Guernica”, Picasso’s most famous piece of art, hosted by Reina Sofia Museum: in 2017 we celebrate the 80th year of the painting. So, what are you waiting for? Fly to Madrid!
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 22th February – 22th March 2017Plan your trip to Madrid
Artemisia Gentileschi in Rome
Who says that art is made just by great men? Go to Rome by bus, train or even flight, and visit the exhibition dedicated to a great female artist, Artemisia Gentileschi, hosted in Palazzo Braschi. In a particular time, the Italian 17th century, literally dominated by great male artists, Artemisia and her style represent a beautiful exception: you have time till May to enjoy her pieces of art and all the magic atmosphere of Rome.
Palazzo Braschi, 30th November 2016 – 7th May 2017Plan your trip to Rome
Dominique Gonzales-Foerster in Lisbon
Let’s finish our suggestions with a new entry: the MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology of Lisbon. Opened just a few months ago, the new Lisbon highlight will host a beautiful exhibition of Gonzales-Foerster’s artwork. The French artist is showing her “Pinchon Park” collection: an occasion to enjoy not just Dominique’s stimulating and modern work, but also the brand new amazing museum of Lisbon, a city rising up in popularity and visitors in the last years.
MAAT. Lisbon – till 20th March 2017Plan your trip to Lisbon
Multimedial exhibitions on Klimt and Van Gogh
Let’s close our art list with two last interesting pieces of advice: the two “experience-exhibitions” about Gustav Klimt in Florence and Vincent Van Gogh in Rome. A really unique art experience, where the visitor is completely immerged in a 3D show made of projections of the biggest art works of these two great artists. A breath-taking experience, made possible by technology, that is really spreading all over the world. If you haven’t seen that yet, do not miss this chance and enjoy these two artists!
Klimt Experience – Church of Santo Stefano in Ponte, Florence – till April 2017
Van Gogh Alive – The Experience – Palazzo degli Esami, Rome – Till april 2017
So now you don’t have excuses anymore: travelling, learning and getting cultural enriched at the same time is a mix that no-one can’t resist to. Choose your favourite exhibition or just pick a city from our list and get ready to live a whole cultural experience!