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FAA Newsletter VI

Exhibition of the FAA collection in Kassel and Haarlem

On 4 January last year (see Newsletter IV) we announced that the Kremer Collection will be exhibited in Cologne starting on July 10, 2008. We can now confirm that 2 additional venues have been agreed as follows:

Museum Schloss Wilhelmshöhe – Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Kassel, Germany
October 23, 2008 – January 25, 2009


Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands
February 14 – June 7, 2009

A German language catalogue describing all 48 works in full colour will be available in Cologne and Kassel as well as a Dutch language catalogue for Haarlem. All venues will show all the 48 old masters in the collection; except for Kassel where 46 works will be on exhibit. This is due to the fact that our 2 Lievens paintings – Christ at the column and Hilly landscape with resting peasants – will be on show at the National Gallery in Washington (see below).

We will update our website as details of the 3 venues will become available. Also please check the following museum sites:

  • Cologne: Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, 10 July – 5 October 2008 (Website Cologne)
  • Kassel: Schloss Wilhelmshoehe, 23 October 2008 – 25 January 2009 (Website Kassel)
  • Haarlem: Frans Hals Museum, 14 February – 7 June 2009 (Website Haarlem – tba)

concrete – Amsterdam
For the exhibition in Cologne, Dutch Design office concrete architectural associates bvwill design modern surroundings in which the collection will be exhibited. The idea is to show the public that 300+ year old paintings can fit very well with today’s designs for living space.

concrete has designed such high profile projects as the Supperclub and the Mansion in Amsterdam, the Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart and the central hall of the Van Gogh Museum.
FAA to participate in the Lievens exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

Jan Lievens began his career in Leiden as a friend and rival of Rembrandt, but he soon aspired to become an international master, moving to London and Antwerp before returning to Amsterdam for the remainder of his career. One of the most fascinating and enigmatic Dutch artists of the 17th century, Lievens was a daring and innovative painter, draftsman, and printmaker, who created a variety of memorable works including head studies, religious and allegorical paintings, landscapes, and formal portraits. Drawn from collections in England, Europe, and America, the exhibition consists of 45 of his finest paintings, as well as a select group of his drawings and prints. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to reassess Lievens’ career and artistic contributions.

The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in association with the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam – (website)

  • National Gallery of Art—October 26, 2008–January 11, 2009
  • Milwaukee Art Museum—February 7–April 26, 2009
  • Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam—May 17–August 9, 2009

The FAA will participate in the Washington exhibition with 2 paintings, Christ at the column and Hilly landscape with resting peasants.
For information:

Website FAA – new acquisitions
We are re-organizing our website. It is our intention to publish all of the 48 works on show during the exhibitions in 2008/2009 on this website in our main menu. This will be done in stages over the next 2 months. As of the date of this Newsletter you will find 45 works published. Consequently, we will shortly be publishing 3 recent acquisitions : a farm yard scene by Christiaan Luycks, a still life by Judith Leyster (the latter work is the only known still life by this artist) and a very rare work by Gerrit van Honthorst.

Ivo Niehe – Tv Show Op Reis
Within the next few weeks, TROS television will air a 20 minute programme about George and Ilone Kremer and the FAA collection of old masters. Ivo Niehe – a well-known and respected Dutch producer of television programs – is interviewing the collectors.

The purpose is to get the public interested in our collection and visit the exhibitions in Cologne, Kassel and Haarlem.

The date and time will be announced to you by separate newsflash as soon as known