EXTRA LARGE Tapestries at Kunsthal in Rotterdam

The early pieces, from the 1920s through to the 1940s, are what you might call “classic tapestries” with all the textures, subtle colours and narrative subjects you would associate with the medium . . . possibly the most spectacular of the early works is huge Paul Charlemagne’s To the Glory of Maréchal Pétain with its hard lines and bright colours.


DHL Express, the world leader in international express delivery, has signed a three-year partnership deal with the Van Gogh Museum. The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings, drawings and letters, and is popular with all nationalities. The partnership will see DHL facilitate the delivery of purchases made in the museum webstore to the customer’s home, anywhere in the world.

Cirque Du Soleil Has Filed For Bankruptcy Blaming COVID-19

The Canadian-based circus which has shows playing all round the world blamed its bankruptcy on the “immense disruption and forced show closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic” and is aiming to restructure its debt with assistance from the Canadian government and private investment.

The Mauritshuis in The Hague Has Acquired A Portrait Of Jakob Omphalius

The Mauritshuis has acquired a portrait of Jakob Omphalius, painted by Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder. This reunites a husband and wife who were separated at an auction almost 125 years ago. The Cologne painter Bruyn immortalised Jakob and his fiancée Elisabeth shortly before their marriage in 1539 in two panels that together form a diptych.


After three months of uncertainty the culture scene in The Netherlands starts getting back to normal. Most of the galleries in Rotterdam will be mounting new exhibitions from the beginning of July. Art Index has put together a fairly comprehensive list.

FRANK TAAL GALLERY in Rotterdam is back . . .

On Friday, July 3rd, Frank Taal celebrates our first opening at his gallery after the lock-down. Naturally, they adhere to the distancing rules and regulations of RIVM!
Nine participants of the Bcademie, year 2019 -2020, show their work in the end show 2020: #Softmarket at Frank Taal Galerie. Each of the nine artists exposed have their own professional practice and operate in a different domain of art. This is a unique exhibition with various works.