A range of cultural events and special activities take place in Maastricht during TEFAF. From concerts to lectures and exhibitions within the fair as well as in and around Maastricht, they provide the ideal way to entertain and be informed about the wider issues of the world of fine art.
Van Gogh Exhibition at TEFAF
Rarely seen masterpieces from the collection of drawings at the Van Gogh Museum are to be loaned to TEFAF Maastricht 2013 for a special exhibition: ’Van Gogh’s Drawings: Masterpieces from the Van Gogh Museum´.
The 18 drawings loaned by the Amsterdam museum have been specially chosen to illustrate Vincent van Gogh’s development as an artist.The exhibition is made possible in part by the support of our partner AXA ART.
The Van Gogh Museum rarely exhibits works from its collection of drawings by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) because they are so fragile. However Axel Rüger, Director of the Museum, and curator Marije Vellekoop have selected 18 drawings, all of which are works of art in their own right – some made to practise specific techniques while others are preliminary studies for particular paintings.
The loan exhibition, which will be in the TEFAF Paper section of the Fair, will be arranged chronologically from Van Gogh’s first ambitious drawings in The Hague, when he focused on figures and landscapes, through his impressive landscape drawings in Nuenen, to his Paris watercolours. In Arles Van Gogh achieved the pinnacle of his drawn oeuvre with reed pen landscapes, in Saint-Rémy he produced colourful drawings of the institution’s gardens while his Auvers landscape drawings are akin to his paintings in style. This is an exhibition not to be missed.
Dealer’s Choice - daily tours
During TEFAF Maastricht a number of TEFAF dealers will share their passion for art with visitors. Every day at 4.30 p.m. a TEFAF hostess will take a small group of visitors (maximum fifteen) to dealers who will highlight a specific object or explain why he/she became a dealer. The group will visit five or six dealers in one hour.
This service to the visitors will be free of charge and offered at the end of each working day. These daily tours in English will take place from Friday 15 March to Saturday 23 March. Visitors may sign up for Dealers’ Choice at the information desk in the entrance hall.
During TEFAF Festival
During the Fair the whole city will be bustling with impressive exhibitions, unique theatre and music productions, breathtaking dance performances and special events. It is the perfect opportunity to taste the unique range of Dutch and international flavors offered by Maastricht, candidate European Capital of Culture 2018.
Exhibitions during TEFAF
TEFAF offers you information about other current exhibitions in the Netherlands and Europe that may be of interest to you.
Museum aan het Vrijthof
More information: www.museumaanhetvrijthof.nl
More information: http://www.bonnefanten.nl/en/
During TEFAF Museum Pass
The During TEFAF Museum Pass gives you unlimited entry to five museums in Maastricht. A limited number of passes are available from the participating museums, the Theater aan het Vrijthof and the Maastricht Tourist Office (VVV). http://www.vvv-maastricht.eu/
Van Gogh Museum
More information: http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl
Made in Utrecht. Masterpieces of Medieval Sculpture (1430-1530)
Following intensive research, the great legacy of Utrecht's sculptors has, for the first time, been appraised within its overall context. On view are some 90 masterpieces, including works by Adriaen van Wesel, Jan van Schayck, the Masters of the Utrecht Stone Head of a Woman and the Emmerich Saints. The Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum houses one of Germany's most significant collections of Medieval sculpture. www.made-in-utrecht.de