Musement takes a look at five art exhibits in Europe and the Middle East for anyone in need of a pre- or post-holiday culture fix.
With all the holiday hoopla, taking some time for yourself either before or after the Christmas frenzy reaches its peak is good for the soul. For you culture junkies out there, Musement takes a look at five must-see art exhibits in Europe and the Middle East this winter. And if you’re feeling lucky, give our Advent Calendar a whirl for the chance to win a discount and book your tickets with us!
“Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style” now on display at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
1) Dubai: “Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style”
In honor of the film franchise's 50th anniversary, the "Designing 007" world tour makes its Middle East debut in Dubai at the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper. See memorabilia and costumes from such films as The Man with the Golden Gun and Casino Royale as well as the iconic Spectre Aston Martin DB10 and more. Book your combo ticket for the exhibit and the Burj Khalifa's 1400-foot high observation deck here, and save. Until 13 February, 2017.
Lego Superman sculpture at Nathan Sawaya’s “Art of the Brick” exhibit
2) Milan: Art of the Brick
There’s nothing quite so intriguing as a sculpture display made from more than 1,000,000 Lego blocks. Nathan Sawaya’s "Art of the Brick" has made its way to Milan and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to see his Lego creations in various shapes, forms and sizes, from Superman to The Scream to Tyrannosaurus Rex and more. Until 29 January, 2017 at Fabbrica del Vapore. Book your tickets to "Art of the Brick" in Milan here.
Peter Dressler “Wiener Gold” exhibit at the Hundertwasser Museum in Vienna
3) Vienna: “Peter Dressler Wiener Gold”
The Hundertwasser Museum in Vienna pays tribute to the titular Austrian artist, one of not just Austria's, but the world's, most important twentieth-century artists. The permanent exhibition comprises the first and second floors, while the upper floors host “Peter Dressler Wiener Gold”, the city's first retrospective of the beloved local photographer and filmmaker who passed away in 2013. Book your tickets to "Peter Dressler Wiener Gold" at the Hundertwasser Museum here. Until 5 March, 2017.
The Pompidou Center in Paris is hosting “The Treachery of Images” exhibit dedicated to the work of René Magritte
4) Paris: "The Treachery of Images"
The striking Centre Pompidou in Paris has a special exhibit dedicated to Belgian surreal artist René Magritte. "The Treachery of Images" showcases how Magritte reinterprets key themes found within his artwork such as fire, shadows, curtains, words and the fragmented body through 100 paintings, drawings, documents and more. Discover first-hand how the artist was constantly preoccupied with ideas of resemblance and realism. Book your skip-the-line tickets to see René Magritte at the Centre Pompidou here. Through 23 January, 2017.
One of the works from “Renoir: Initmacy” at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid
5) Madrid: "Renoir: Intimacy"
"Renoir: Intimacy" at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid features more than 75 works that examine the “tactile sensations” found in a wide range of the iconic Impressionist painter's paintings. While at the museum, don’t miss the permanent collection showcasing more than 1,000 works European art dating from the thirteenth to twentieth century. Book your tickets to "Renoir: Intimacy" at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza here.