Museums

Daily Visual 01.08.15: York Art Gallery Reopens

After a refurbishment costing £8 million which has taken two and a half years to complete, today York Art Gallery reopened. Since shutting its doors in January 2012, the venue has seen its exhibition space increased by 60%, with the creation of new first-floor galleries, and an expansion into some of the rooms previously occupied by the City Archives. An enlarged café area, operated…

A Cultural Guide to Amsterdam

I lived in Amsterdam between the autumn of 2012 and the autumn of 2013, with an apartment in the Oud-Zuid neighbourhood; and have visited the city on several occasions, most recently last week. During my year in Amsterdam, I maintained an almost-daily blog at amsterdamarm.com, featuring photography, concert guides, exhibition and restaurant reviews, festival and event information, Dutch recipes, the…

New York: A Week in Food and Photographs

ast summer, my partner and I spent a week in New York City. This was our first time visiting the city; and for me, despite having covered the breadth of Europe, my first time to the United States and to the Americas (my partner holidayed in Florida in her youth). It was also our first time using Airbnb. We rented an…

Grayson Perry Plays Hide and Seek in York

Grayson Perry Plays Hide and Seek in York

The BBC reports: Museums, galleries and historic spaces are preparing to host almost 700 night-time events over the next three days. The annual Museums at Night festival gives visitors free access to museums from sunset onwards while special one-off events are planned around the UK. It gets under way later on Thursday and runs until Saturday. Events include an appearance…

Umeå, Skellefteå, Stockholm: Photographs via Instagram VI

ided and abetted by good fortune, over the last month and a bit I’ve enjoyed what were essentially holidays in Sweden and New York. My partner and I spent a couple of weeks in Sweden at the end of June and the beginning of July: we visited family in and around Skellefteå over midsummer, which I posted about briefly mid-trip;…

Mike Kelley Retrospective at the Stedelijk

Mike Kelley Retrospective at the Stedelijk

The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam’s home of modern and contemporary art and design since 1874, was forced to close for renovation in late 2003. Moving into the Post CS building – situated in the docklands to the north of the city centre – for four-and-a-half years, from 2008 the Stedelijk’s collection was without a home, the museum maintaining a presence through…