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IN PERSUIT OF THE GIRLS OF DALARNA – Stockholm’s National Museum of Art

For the painting “Girls from Dalarna Having a Bath” (a masterpiece of art by the Swedish artist Anders Zorn, that you can normally admire at the Stockholm National Museum), you will have to ask questions at the ticket office. Due to renovation, Nationalmuseum regular museum building is closed, but you can visit its temporary exhibition spaces in central Stockholm http://www.nationalmuseum.se/sv/english-startpage/ …

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MORA’S ZORN MUSEUM – The Swedish state museum, dedicated to preserving the works by painter Anders Zorn

In 1896, Anders and Emma Zorn moved to Mora. Zorn had already bought a plot of land (alongside Mora church), and he now moved to the new property a small cottage, from his maternal grandfather’s farm. This became Zorn House. Zorn’s passion for collecting, took many forms. He began considering a museum where the collections could be shown. Here you …

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THE ANDALUZ CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS

One of the main aims of the centre, has been to develop a programme of activities attempting to promote the study of contemporary international artistic creation in all its facets. The Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, was created with the aim of giving the local community an institution for the research, conservation and promotion of contemporary art. In 1997 the …

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BEYOND THE GUADALQUIVIR – Cartuja: where the monastery loved by Colombo has become a museum of contemporary art

Right near Triana, across the Guadalquivir River, is an island rich in history, la Cartuja, a really special place for a walk, listening to ancient stories between gardens and suspended walkways. The island of Cartuja is the soul of Seville, because it contains within it a wonderful mix of styles, overlaps and history. Crossing the Triana district, you can reach …

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WHERE THEY DANCE IN YOUR EYES – The Max-Ernst-Museum in Bruhl (Germany)

Where once the nobles of Bruhl would gather to dance, it opened the first and only museum dedicated to Max Ernst. In that palace to dance and listen to concerts, do you expect the first museum dedicated to the famous painter and sculpture, graphic and surrealist poet. Yes, he was born here, in Bruhl, before he died in Paris on …

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INSIDE THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF ART – The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain / Looking for Max Ernst

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, http://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen/home since opened its doors in 1992, expanding the collections and facilities. It is known as part of the Golden Triangle of Art in Madrid (which includes the Prado and the Reina Sofia national galleries). The Museum, offers visitors an overview of art from the 13th century to the late 20th century, but also features works …

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BOUNDLESS CREATIVITY – The Dalì Museum / One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, Florida

His fiercely technical yet highly unusual paintings and visionary explorations in film and life-size interactive art, ushered in a new generation of imaginative expression. Yes, Salvador Dali is one of the most celebrated artists of all time. From his personal life (to his professional endeavors), he always took great risks and proved how rich the world can be, when you …

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BETWEEN FIGUERES, PORTILLIGAT AND PUBOL / SPAIN – Under the sun of Salvador Dalì

The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation http://www.salvador-dali.org/en_index/ was created on 23 December 1983 at Púbol Castle. Dalí presided over and directed the foundation in person from the outset. It is a private cultural organization which has the mission to promote, and defend the artistic, cultural and intellectual artwork of the painter. You can find here his thoughts, projects, ideas and works. Here …

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WALKING FOR A MILE, WITH THE SHOES OF A STRANGER – The Empathy Museum

Perhaps, empathy can not save the world, but it is an attitude certainly useful. By tuning empathetically, we may perceive lifestyles unusual. From September 4, 2015, London has a new museum: the Empathy Museum. http://www.empathymuseum.com/ On the Thames, it was inaugurated the installation “A Mile in My Shoes” (“A mile in my shoes”). Why this name? The philosophy of the …

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HARVARD ART MUSEUMS, CAMBRIDGE / MASSACHUSETTS – Wolfgang Tillmans

Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education. This University (which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts), has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. Harvard University http://www.harvard.edu/on-campus/visit-harvard is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard greets people from all over the …

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