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06 October 2019SPREZZATURA: Fifty years of Italian Painting (1860-1910) - Drents Museum, Assen
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SPREZZATURA: Fifty years of Italian Painting (1860-1910) - Drents Museum, Assen Drents Museum, Assen - Meet up @ 12.15 or 13.45 [if not lunching at museum] Sunday 06 October 2019

Special NS Offers  

The Drents Museum in Assen has once again managed to surprise us all with a spectacular exhibition:  “SPREZZATURA” – Fifty years of Italian Painting (1860-1910).  The third in the series of exploring Art around 1900 in an International Perspective.  In 2015 we visited the first “The Glasgow Boys – Scottish Impressionism” and in 2016 “Peredvizhniki – Russian Realism and Repin”.

Around 70 works, by more than 40 Italian painters from all over Italy, will shed light on many aspects of the period after the unification of Italy in 1861, the artworks are of an unbelievable beauty, divers in style and subject - of supreme quality and offering us an insight into the rich cultural history of “Novecento”.  Loans from prominent Italian Museums like the Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti. Many of the works have never been on show in the Netherlands.

Let’s add some spice to our lives and go for “Una Giornata Particolare” with a lunch Italian style, of course, at Grandcafé Krul and a guided tour in English by the excellent guide Blu!

Lunch at 12.30.

Choice #1:  Pasta (penne) with small tomatoes, oven baked, and fresh pesto.   EUR 12.50
Choice #2:  Platter of Coppa di Parma, Proscuitto di Parma, Salami, Spianata Romana, olive oil, & ciabatta.   EUR 10.75

Guided tour at 14.00.  

There is a surcharge of EUR 5 for this exhibition also for MJK holders!, but not applicable for Rembrandt and ICOM card holders.

    booking  Contact Bente Nielsen at
  deadline  21 Sep 19

   address  Drentsmuseum, Brink 1, 9401 HS  Assen
 date/time  Sunday, 06 Oct 19, lunch @ 12.30 & tour at 14.00 - meet up at museum @ 12.15 or 13.45

 tour cost  Members         EUR 12.50 + EUR 5.00 supplement [not Rembrandt & ICOM] - (admission not included)
                 Non-members EUR 15.00 + EUR 5.00 supplement [not Rembrandt & ICOM] - (admission not included)

admission  EUR 13.00 (Free admission for holders of MJK, Rembrandt, and ICOM)
       lunch  Food & Drinks to be paid individually EUR [see Dutch WEB page for special Italian selection]

 payment  The Arts Society The Hague account NL90 INGB 0008 3198 36 - mentioning 'Drentsmuseum tour' & the name of the participant

Please check with Bente for availability, before you transfer your payment to finalise your booking and secure your participation on the tour.

The Drentmuseum is located in the center of Assen; at a 7 minute walk from NS-station Assen.

The Arts Society does not accept any liability for any theft, accident, or damage that may occur to those participating in The Arts Society’s activities.