Europe is home to so many world class galleries that no one could ever expect to see them all. Which is why it is so beneficial to students to start visiting them while still at school and begin what will hopefully become a lifetime’s habit.
For such visits to overseas exhibitions will not only enhance their grades and their university applications, but will set the scene for the rest of their lives.
We have highlighted below a few of the key art exhibitions for the coming months, but of course we can arrange an itinerary based around any art event that you wish.
Just choose the events for your students, call us, and we’ll put together the trip that is right for you, incorporating as many events as you require plus, if you wish, suitable entertainment and sightseeing.
This year Amsterdam is not only celebrating 125 years since the death of Van Gogh throughout the city’s galleries, but also has the largest ever exhibition of Late Rembrandt running until 17 May in the newly re-opened Rijksmuseum. And as a bonus there is the Oasis of Matisse exhibition running until August in the Stedelijk Museum.
For a visit full of contrasts there is Berlin this autumn which has the Mario Testino exhibition, “In Your Face”, at the Staatliche Museen, while at the Gemäldegalerie there is the Botticelli Renaissance. This incorporates not just his work but also 100 pieces of art that show the influence of the early Renaissance maestro, including several which venerate him as a pop-art icon – which perhaps is the link we need with Testino!
Returning to the summer term there is the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition at the Palazzo Reale, Milan, opening mid-April – the largest Leonardo exhibition ever organised in Italy.
There are paintings, drawings, manuscripts and working models of his inventions and, amazingly, a full-scale video reproduction of The Last Supper. These events run alongside the Milan Expo from 1 May which, of course, is singularly appropriate for Da Vinci.
However, if you feel your students need a wake up call (figuratively that is) you might choose the Tracey Emin and Egon Schiele exhibition, “Where I want to go”, in Vienna which starts on 24 April.
A major attraction will be the inclusion of new work and installations by Emin, and there is an added draw in that the display will incorporate a personal selection of drawings by the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele.
Of course, this being an odd year (as it were) we also have the Venice Biennale running from 9 May. The title this time is “All The World’s Futures”, with Sarah Lucas representing the UK.
US artist Joan Jonas is to display an installation that will incorporate video, drawings, objects and sound focussing on “landscape and natural phenomena”. And there is “The Key in the Hand” by Chiharu Shiota in the Japan Pavilion.
These are of course just a few of the choices available this year. For any visit please do take a look at our website at www.studytrips.co.uk or call us so that we can work out a visit with you incorporating exactly the type of exhibitions you want your students to see.
Alternatively please do call us on 0845 026 4661 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org