Where To Go In… – April
Don’t know where to go in April? Let us give you some ideas for your next city trips. #WTGI
High Society – until 03/06 @ Rijksmuseum:
The Rijksmuseum presents ‘High Society’: four centuries of glamour by the great masters of the history of art, including Cranach, Veronese, Velázquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Sargent, Munch and Manet.
Van Gogh & Japan – 23/03 to 24/06 @ Van Gogh Museum:
When living in Paris, Van Gogh fell under the spell of Japan. It would give his work a new direction. In the exhibition ‘Van Gogh & Japan’ you can discover how Van Gogh bent the Japanese example to his own will.
Tulp Festival – 31/03 to 31/04 @ various locations:
‘A tulip for every citizen of Amsterdam´ is the motto of Tulp Festival 2018, which once again will be brightening up the Amsterdam streets throughout the whole month of April.
World Press Photo – from 14/04 to 22/07 @ De Nieuwe Kerk :
The winning images from the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest begin their world tour in Amsterdam every April. Get inspired by over 160 impressive photos by 42 photographers from 22 countries.
King’s Day – 27/04 @ various locations:
Held every year on 27 April, King’s Day (previously known as Queen’s Day) is renowned for being one of the biggest and most colourful festivities in the Netherlands, and especially so in Amsterdam.
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Frames Of Reference – until 20/04 @ Benaki Museum:
This exhibition celebrates the 90th anniversary of the National Bank of Greece with 160 artworks by notable Greek artists. Mostly figurative paintings and prints from the mid-19th century to this day, which highlight the evolution of modern Greek art.
The Magic Of Masks – until 31/04 @ Underflow:
A former motorbike repair shop, Underflow is an eclectic vinyl record store, live music space, and art gallery near the new Museum of Contemporary Art. This exhibition of masks belonged to the late ethnographer, Nikos Papageorgiou.
Borderline Festival – 19/04 to 22/04 @ various locations:
Surrender to the infinity of sound and experience live music free of barriers. The festival programme includes DJ sets, sound installations, talks, and improvisation — a mind-bending sound experience that attracts thousands of people every year.
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Star Wars Identities – from 02/04 to 20/05 @ Brussels Expo:
The Star Wars Identities exhibition continues its world tour in Brussels. 200 original costumes, props, models, and pieces of artwork are yours to discover.
Brussels 10 miles – 08/04 @ King Baudouin Stadium:
Running race over 10 miles and 5 miles through the parks of Laeken. An organization of the Memorial Van Damme.
Magritte – Atomium meets Surrealism – until 10/09 @ Atomium:
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the death of René Magritte, the icon of Belgian surrealism, the Atomium will give a unique homage to Magritte. A few of his most prominent and acclaimed works are brought to life.
Art Brussels – 19/04 to 22/04 @ Tour & Taxis:
Art Brussels is a contemporary art fair with about 150 galleries from all over the world.
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Peixe Em Lisboa, Lisbon Fish and Flavours’18 – until 20/05 @ Pavilhão Carlos Lopes:
This most iconic of Portuguese gastronomic events returns to the Pavilhão Carlos Lopes bringing the cuisine of the sea through the hands of prestigious national and international chefs and restaurants.
Escher – until 27/05 @ Museu de Arte Popular:
For the first time, the works of the charismatic Dutch artist M. C. Escher, who many consider a genius of geometric imagination, will be on show in Lisboa.
11th Italian Film Festival – 04/04 to 12/04 @ Cinema Sao Jorge:
The 11th Italian Film Festival, bringing the best of Italian cinema and culture to Portugal, takes place simultaneously in several cities, and Lisboa is no exception.
IndieLisboa 2018 – 26/04 to 06/05 @ Cinema Sao Jorge:
The IndieLisboa festival offers more than 250 films for us to discover over 12 days … a celebration of independent cinema!
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Feast of St George – 21/04 @ Trafalgar Square:
Join the Mayor of London and party on down in Trafalgar Square in honor of St George.
The London Marathon – 22/04 @ London:
One of London’s biggest sporting events, the London Marathon, takes place on 22 April. Enjoy the party atmosphere and cheer on the thousands of participants from the sidelines as they run past some of London’s top landmarks.
Impressionists in London – until 07/05 @ Tate Britain:
See London through the eyes of the famous artists, including Monet, Tissot and Pissarro, with more than 100 paintings inspired by their time in the city during the Franco-Prussian war.
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins – until 27/05 @ Barbican Art Gallery:
The exhibition celebrates those who boldly defy social conventions by bringing together the work of 20 photographers including Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark and Boris Mikhailov.
All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life – until 27/08 @ Tate Modern:
Featuring paintings by Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon, among other great artists such as Stanley Spencer, Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego, the exhibition explores how life’s raw sensations can be embodied in a work of art.
DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes – until 09/09 @ The O2:
Explore the American comic book publisher’s history through a display of more than 200 original comic pages and 300 preparatory sketches, as well as props, costumes and models used in the blockbuster films inspired by the comics.
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Munich Spring Festival – 20/04 – 06/05 @ Theresienwiese, home of the Oktoberfest:
The “little Octoberfest” with more than 100 fun-rides and attractions, two big beer tents and one beer garden. On April 21 additionally a huge Flea Market, April 22 Oldtimer car meeting, April 27 and Mai 4 fireworks shows.
Long Night Of Music – 28/04 @ various locations:
One night long live concerts on approximately 100 stages, ranging from classical music to rock.
BMW Tennis Open – 28/04 to 06/05 @ MTCC Iphitos:
The ATP Men’s 250 tournament is played on clay and is the first of four German tournaments on the season’s ATP World Tour calendar.
MAIDULT – 28/04 to 06/05 @ Mariahilfsplatz:
Traditional popular open-air market for household products, all kinds of second-hand wares, antiquities. Merry-go-rounds and a beer tent for entertainment.
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David Bowie Is exhibition – until 15/07 @Brooklyn Museum:
The late, great David Bowie is the subject of this Brooklyn Museum exhibition, which provides “unprecedented access” to the musician’s personal library, including such artifacts as costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, photos, videos and original album art.
The Orchid Show – 06/04 to 22/04 @New York Botanical Garden:
Each year, thousands of luscious blooms fill the Victorian-style Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. A stroll through this gorgeous display is the perfect way to warm up on a brisk day.
Tribeca Film Festival – 18/04 to 29/04 @ various locations:
The Tribeca Film Festival—launched after 9/11 to promote the cultural and economic revival of Lower Manhattan—provides a platform for innovative filmmakers to present their latest work alongside some major movie premieres too.
Ellsworth Kelly: Black & White Works – until 19/05 @ Flag Art Foundation:
The exhibition focuses on Kelly’s mastery in black and white, and includes rarely-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures made in the first and last decade of the artist’s career.
Tarsila do Amaral: Inventing Modern Art in Brazil exhibition – until 03/06 @ MOMA:
Though she is widely celebrated in her native country, this is the first exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to Tarsila’s groundbreaking art. Featuring over 100 works, the exhibition is a rare opportunity to explore the work of this daring modernist.
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Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris – 08/04 @ Paris:
One of the world’s top races, it draws nearly 57,000 participants each year, and is run over a 42-km stretch through some of the top Paris sights, including the Champs-Élysées, Concorde and the Eiffel Tower.
Paris Horse Jumping and Dressage finals – 11/04 to 15/04 @ AccorHotels Arena:
The world’s finest horse and rider combinations in these two Olympic disciplines will meet at the famous AccorHotels Arena in an attempt to win the two prestigious FEI indoor season world titles.
Tour Auto Optic 2000 Starting Day – 23/04 @ Grand Palais:
Vintage car fans will admire the vehicles chosen to take part in the 26th edition of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 before they hit the road. This year, Italian brands are honored, the opportunity to go back in time to classic models Autobianchi, De Tomaso or Osca.
Margiela / Galliera, 1989 – 2009 – until 15/07 @ Palais Galliera:
The first retrospective dedicated to Martin Margiela, who shook the fashion world, traces his career though more than 100 silhouettes, archives, and catwalk videos.
Frantisek Kupka – until 30/07 @ Grand Palais:
The Grand Palais is putting the work of Czech painter Frantisek Kupka in the spotlight, with an unprecedented gathering of his studies of movement and light. A major exhibition: not to be missed!
Chagall, Lissitzky, Malévitch, Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk – until 16/07 @ Centre Pompidou:
The exhibition focuses on the work of three iconic figures. It also presents works by teachers and students of the Vitebsk art school founded in 1918 by Chagall. Through 250 works never seen together before, this event sheds light for the first time on the post-revolutionary years during which the history of art was written in Vitebsk, a long way from Russia’s big cities.
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Vienna Blues Spring Festival – until 30/04 @ various locations:
Vienna has the blues – with the world’s longest-running blues festival. Hundreds of musicians fill various venues across Vienna with all variations of the genre. Most of the concerts are held at the Reigen.
Egon Schiele. The Jubilee Show – until 04/11 @ Leopold Museum:
100 years after his death, a special exhibition is dedicated to the central artist of the Leopold Museum’s collection: unique in its combination of works, the exhibition touches upon the most important themes in the artist’s oeuvre.
Beyond Klimt. New Horizons in Central Europe – until 26/08 @ Lower Belvedere:
Only peripherally affected by the political turmoil, a vibrant art scene developed in the countries of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with artists striving for change. The exhibition at the Lower Belvedere will guide you through this post-Klimt era.
Man Ray – until 24/06 @ Bank Austria Kunstforum:
Bank Austria Kunstforum exhibition is devoted to »the universal Man Ray« and critically address discourses that mark his oeuvre in general, such as the closeness and distance between male and female physicality and creativity.
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