With the end of lockdown, cultural Europe is gradually resuming its activities. In the coming weeks, the Foundation will publish a selection of museums and exhibitions that are reopening their doors, heritage sites that are once again welcoming visitors, theatres that are starting to play again, and festivals that are adapting by taking place online.


Guggenheim of Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is hosting several exhibitions, including "7 Fragments," a work by video artist William Kentridge, inspired by Georges Méliès, one of the founding fathers of cinema, and "In Real Life," a retrospective of Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.

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Albertina in Vienna

The Albertina in Vienna is running several exhibitions: "from Monet to Picasso" from the Batliner Collection, a selection from the museum's collections "from Warhol to Richter", prints from the Renaissance, a retrospective by the photographer Michael Horowitz, and an exhibition by artist Wilhelm Leibl. The Albertina Modern is presenting a retrospective of Austrian art from 1945 to 1980.

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National Museum of Gdańsk

The National Museum of Gdansk has reopened its collection of Gothic statues and paintings from the 16th to 20th centuries, including Hans Memling's triptych The Last Judgement. It is hosting several exhibitions, including one devoted to the art of the inter-war period and a selection of alternative photographs.

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Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is open again except for the library. In addition to the permanent collections, the exhibition 'Caravaggio Bernini, Baroque in Rome' is open until September.

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Soulages Museum

The Soulages Museum, in the painter's hometown of Rodez, offers a comparison between the paintings of Pierre Soulages and works from different periods on loan from the Louvre and several other institutions, as well as an exhibition featuring women artists working in the 1950s in Paris.

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Aros Museum in Aarhus

The Aros Museum in Aarhus has one of the largest collections of Scandinavian art, as well as temporary exhibitions on various themes, such as "Mythologies, the beginning and end of civilizations" and "Women without men" by Iranian video artist Shirin Neshat.

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Zagreb Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb presents temporary exhibitions on the Zagreb School of Animated Film and a retrospective of the artist Tomo Savić-Gecan. Art workshops are always available online.

Visit the website | See the virtual workshops

Fondation Serralves in Porto

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, which houses Portuguese and international avant-garde works from the 1960s to the present day, offers 10 temporary exhibitions, from Orient-Express to Virtual Reality and Yoko Ono.

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Byzance in Athens

The Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens, which traces the history of Byzantine art in Constantinople, reopens on June 15. It will feature its permanent exhibitions on the History of the Byzantine Empire and the City of Constantinople as well as a temporary exhibition of Chinese artworks from the I & D. Passa.

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Sofia Opera

Sofia Opera is reopening its doors on June 16 at 7pm with a performance by Mikis Theodorakis' Zorba the Greek. On June 19 Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore will be performed.

View the page about Zorba the Greek | View the page about Il trovatore

Ravenna Festival

The Ravenna Festival of Theatre, Opera and Classical Music will take place from June 21 to July 30 at the fortress of Rocca Brancaleone. It will be the first festival in Italy since the beginning of the pandemic. The opening concert will be conducted by Riccardo Muti and will feature soprano Rosa Feola. The pre-sale of tickets began on June 11.

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Music and dance in Grenada

The 69th Granada International Music and Dance Festival will be held from June 25 to July 12. Mozart's Requiem will be performed at the inaugural concert, given in the Cathedral in memory of the victims of the coronavirus. Tickets are already on sale for the inaugural concert and will go on sale for the other performances on June 16.

Visit the website | View the programs

Chamber Music - Salon-de-Provence

The 28th edition of the Salon-de-Provence International Chamber Music Festival, which brings together some thirty internationally renowned soloists, will be held from July 31 to August 8. Reservations open on June 12 (online only).

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Festival drive-in in Stuttgart

From June 13 to July 11, Stuttgart Airport hosts drive-in pop concerts several times a week. The musicians' performances on stage will be broadcast to the public via radio.

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Opera and ballet on-line in London

The Royal Opera House in London, which is still closed, is offering a performance of Puccini's Il trittico until June 19 and the ballet La fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) by
F. Ashton from June 12 to 26.

Watch Il trittico | Watch La fille mal gardée

Digital concerts in Berlin

The Berlin Staatsoper, under the direction of Daniel Barenboïm, offers digital concerts every Friday and Saturday. On June 12, the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns has been scheduled; on June 19, there will be a recital of Lieder by Wolf, Schönberg, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Dvořák.

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Cartoons in Annecy

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival will be held online from June 15 to 30. All the content in competition - TV films, short and feature-length films, virtual reality films - can be found on a dedicated platform.

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Maisons-Laffitte online

The Maisons-Laffitte Jazz Festival will take place online from June 12 to 21. Every day at 6pm, a concert will be streamed on Facebook live, YouTube and the festival website. Among the groups programmed: Anne Paceo Quintet, André Cecarrelli Trio and Bireli Lagrène Trio.

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