Rembrandt 350thThe Netherlands
It’s 350 years for the reason that loss of life of Rembrandt van Rijn. There’s a year-long programme of occasions in 9 Dutch cities, specializing in Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age (listings at holland.com). In Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum (15 Feb-10 June) will show all of its 22 work, 60 drawings and 300 engravings – the most important Rembrandt assortment ever seen in a single exhibition. Later within the yr it has a Rembrandt and Velazquez present (11 Oct-19 Jan), whereas the Rembrandt Home Museum has three exhibitions and the Metropolis Archives inform his private story (till 7 April). Within the Hague, the Mauritshuis (till 15 Sept) is exhibiting 18 work attributed to Rembrandt; there’s a show of the painter’s early work at Leiden’s Museum De Lakenhal (three Nov-9 Feb 2020, lakenhal.nl); and the Fries Museum (to 7 March) has an intimate present dedicated to his spouse, Saskia . Exhibitions are additionally happening in Germany and the UK.• See codart.nl for particulars
Leonardo 500th
Italy, France, UK

Courtyard of Spirits Magni within the Ambrosiana Library, Milan. {Photograph}: Common Photos Group North America/De Agostini/Alamy
Museums and galleries throughout Europe are competing to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s loss of life. Many occasions are happening in Italy, after all, together with exhibitions on the Ambrosiana) in Milan (till 17 March; the Museo Galileo in Florencefrom April; and the Museo Leonardiano in Vinci, his birthplace close to Florence, from April to June.
The UK can also be marking the event, with simultaneous exhibitions in 12 cities (1 Feb-6 Could, rct.uk), every with a collection of 550 of Leonardo’s drawings, adopted by a single exhibition of all of the works on the Queen’s Gallery in London this summer time and one other on the Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh over the winter. The blockbuster present, nonetheless, is in autumn on the Louvrein Paris, which goals to convey collectively as lots of the 17 work attributed to Leonardo as doable.
Bauhaus 100th
Germany

The Bauhaus constructing, designed by the founding father of the Bauhaus Faculty, Walter Gropius, within the metropolis of Dessau. {Photograph}: Westend61/Getty Photos
Germany is celebrating the centenary of Bauhaus, the revolutionary artwork college based by Walter Gropius in 1919. The opening competition is already beneath manner on the Berlin Academy of Arts, with a programme of live shows, performs and digital actuality installations (till Thursday 24 Jan). However guests are inspired to discover past the capital all year long on a self-guided highway journey: the Grand Tour of Modernism connects landmark Bauhaus and modernist structure in 100 areas throughout Germany. And three new Bauhaus museums, in Weimar (opens April), Dessau and Berlin (each as a consequence of open in Sept), will every maintain a significant anniversary exhibition.• bauhaus100.com
Prado 200th
Spain

Museo del Prado artwork gallery, Madrid. {Photograph}: Alex Segre/Alamy
The Museo del Prado opened in Madrid on 19 November 1819, and is marking its bicentenary with a sequence of particular exhibitions. These embody a overview of its historical past with treasures by El Greco, Murillo and extra (to 10 March); and particular person exhibitions on Bartolomé Bermejo, Velazquez, Giacometti and different artists. The On Tour By way of Spain initiative will see work from the Prado’s assortment loaned to provincial Spanish galleries for a month at a time. For instance, A Blind Hurdy-Gurdy Participant by Georges de La Tour is on the Atlantic Centre of Fashionable Artwork in Gran Canaria (4-30 June) and the Museum of Menorca (eight July-Four Aug) – effectively price a go to for holidaymakers to the island.• museodelprado.es
Courbet 200th
France

Roche de Hautepierre lookout level on the Loue valley, in ‘Courbet Nation’. {Photograph}: Herve Lenain/Alamy
Ornans, a picturesque city on the Loue river in japanese France, is celebrating the bicentenary of the beginning of its most well-known son, realist painter Gustave Courbet. There are a number of websites to go to in “Courbet Nation”: the Gustave Courbet Museum and the painter’s studio, each in Ornans; the Courbet household farm in close by Flagey; the supply of the Loue, which he painted many instances; and eight strolling and biking trails within the Loue valley. Actions to mark the bicentenary embody shows of Courbet’s drawings (15 Feb-29 April) and a Courbet-Ferdinand Hodler exhibition (31 Oct-5 Jan 2020); the Franco-Chinese language painter Yan Pei-Ming in residence in Courbet’s studio (from March); and two bike races in his honour (17 and 18 Aug).• Full listings at musee-courbet.doubs.fr
John Ruskin 200th
England

Ruskin’s examine at Brantwood museum, his former house, in Cumbria, overlooking Coniston Water.
This yr can also be the bicentenary of the beginning of John Ruskin, the artwork critic, author and reformer. There are exhibitions all year long at Brantwood, his former house in Cumbria, on subjects from his garments to his curiosity in geology and his legacy in Japan. There’s additionally a present dedicated to JMW Turner, whom Ruskin championed (6 February to 11 November, brantwood.org.uk). Exhibitions elsewhere embody John Ruskin: The Energy of Seeing at London’s Two Temple Place (26 Jan-22 April) and Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery (29 Could-15 Sept), and Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud at York Artwork Gallery (29 March-23 June). On Ruskin’s birthday, eight February, there’s a free public lecture on his love of bushes at Oxford College Museum of Pure Historical past (register at eventbrite.co.uk) and a night of readings and music on the Royal Academy, London.• Full listings at ruskinto-day.org
Bruegel 450th
Belgium

Bruegel’s The Fall of the Insurgent Angels, 1562. {Photograph}: Print Collector/Getty Photos
On 9 September 2019, will probably be 450 years for the reason that loss of life of the Flemish grasp, Pieter Bruegel the Elder. A retrospective in Vienna has simply ended, however Belgium has a lot extra occasions commemorating the artist. In Brussels, the Royal Library of Belgium’s full assortment of Bruegel prints is on show on the Palace of Charles of Lorraine (15 Oct-16 Feb 2020); there’s a virtual-reality journey again to the 16th century at Hallepoort, a medieval fortified metropolis gate (22 June 2019-21 June 2020); and 4 new Breugel-themed guided excursions. Guests to the Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp can see Breugel’s newly restored Dulle Griet (aka Mad Meg). And Bokrijk, an open-air museum in Genk impressed by Bruegel, has twice-daily performances of a family-friendly present, Bravo Mr Bruegel (11 July-1 Sept). • Full listings at visitflanders.com
Lichtenstein 300th

Liechtenstein celebrates its 300 birthday 2019. {Photograph}: Paul J Trummer/TravelLightart
Guests are invited to Lichtenstein’s 300th birthday celebrations this yr. The principality was based on 23 January 1719, and an exhibition on the Liechtenstein Nationwide Museum recreates the occasion (27 Feb-23 Jan 2020). The Museum of Wonderful Arts is staging a jubilee exhibition of the Home of Lichtenstein’s Princely Collections, one of the crucial essential personal artwork collections on the planet (19 Sept-Jan 2020, kunstmuseum.li). There’s additionally an opportunity to see the Princely Collections on the Albertina Museum in Vienna, 16 Feb-10 June). Occasions kick off with a public birthday celebration on Wednesday and peak on 15 August, a nationwide vacation, with a avenue celebration within the centre of Vaduz.• Full listings at 300.li
Renoir 100th
France

Renoirs’ summerhouse and backyard within the village of Essoyes. {Photograph}: Herve Lenain/Alamy
August Renoir died 100 years in the past in December. The Eau et Lumière Affiliation, which has created 12 “Impressionisms Routes” linking websites that impressed 12 European impressionist painters, has declared 2019 to be Renoir 12 months. It hopes to draw extra artwork lovers to points of interest on the Renoir Route – guests to Paris might strive the Museum of Montmartre and Renoir Gardens, the place he as soon as lived, or the Musée de la Grenouillère in close by Croissy-sur-Seine, the place he painted river scenes.
Within the Champagne area, the Renoirs’ summerhouse and backyard within the village of Essoyes is now a museum with a everlasting exhibition on the artist’s life and work, full together with his studio and a few of his sculptures, and the gardens that impressed many work.
Renoir spent the final 12 years of his life in Cagnes-sur-Mer on the French Riviera. His home is now the wonderful Renoir Museum, containing household furnishings, 14 work and 30 sculptures, surrounded by olive bushes and with panoramic views right down to Cap d’Antibes.• Extra particulars at impressionismsroutes.com
Moon touchdown 50th
UK

Buzz Aldrin strolling on the moon, July 20 1969. {Photograph}: Common Photos Group/Getty Photos
On 20 July, will probably be 50 years for the reason that first people landed on the moon. Museums and science centres throughout the globe shall be staging space- and lunar-themed exhibitions and actions. Within the UK, the Nationwide House Centre in Leicester has a brand new Apollo exhibition in its House Oddities gallery (till September). However the principle occasion is a Moon Competition in London, whose programme features a lecture by Margaret Atwood on magic and the moon, a moon-themed underground jazz gig and a late-night cabaret for over-69s. Different competition highlights embody a midnight run, a night-blooming backyard and a avenue celebration with gentle projections, an astronomy tent and stay music.• 19-26 July, moonfestival.co.uk