Online Cultural Rescources

On this blog we share online cultural rescources from various disciplines: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Cinema, Heritage and Design.

Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

Rem Koolhaas / OMA

Video on the 2020 Guggenheim exhibition. Supported by Dutch Culture USA.


Sebastiaan Bremer

In online group exhibition “You and Me and Everybody We Know.”

Solotentoonstelling by Edwynn Houk Gallery, available online.


Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Online group exhibition with among others Dutch designers Maarten Baas, Studio Job, Studio Drift, Sebastian Brajkovic, Atelier van Lieshout / Joep van Lieshout.


Winka Dubbeldam / Archi-tectonics

Interview with Winka Dubbeldam who lives and works in NYC: UPenn Weitzman School of Design Architecture Chair Winka Dubbeldam on Architectural Education for the Future.


Rineke Dijkstra

“Rineke Dijkstra: Online Exhibition” at Marian Goodman Gallery.


LMAK Gallery

(April 14-23) Dutch gallery in NYC participates in the online Dallas Art Fair.


Concrete Architects / Citizen M Hotels

“We might not be open quite yet, but the lights are on. Together with photographer Leila Fakouri, we got to know 18 citizens who embody Seattle’s greatest inventions. This unique window gallery is on our new Seattle South Lake Union hotel and brightening up the corner of Westlake Avenue and John Street. We hope this brings a little colour to your feed. Stay strong, Seattle, we can’t wait to welcome you soon. #citizenMSeattle”


Dezeen Virtual Design Festival

Interview with Li Edelkoort as part of the Virtual Design Festival.

Focus on SO-IL project by Florian Idenburg, as part of the Virtual Design Festival.

Self-recorded messages by international architects and designers to launch Dezeen Virtual Design Festival, including Dutch particpants Margriet Vollenberg, Ben van Berkel, Hella Jongerius, Formafantasma, Li Edelkoort, Lonneke Gordijn, Maarten Baas.

(From May 6:) Dezeen will launch an exclusive series of video interviews with Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.


Transmotion, by Iris van Herpen

Fall 2020 marks the first season that couture is going digital. Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, who created multiple one-offs using technology, is well-positioned to make use of a digital platform and has risen to the challenge by creating a single dress, titled Transmotion, and filming it on a hometown actress, Carice van Houten, in a short film that nods to the perspective-challenging work of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher. Watch the short film here.


Rising Tide by Kadir van Lohuizen

On April 1, the Museum of the City of New York would have opened the “Rising Tide” solo exhibition by Kadir van Lohuizen. A collaboration with Het Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam, the exhibition is currently postponed. This video gives a small impression of the multi-year documentary series by the photographer, which investigates the consequences of climate change on rising sea levels. Watch it here.


Roy Kahmann Gallery

The Roy Kahmann Gallery was planning to participate in the first edition of Paris Photo in New York in early April. Since they couldn’t come, they decided to present the planned solo presentation by Bastiaan Woudt via a virtual gallery. Check it out!


The Gallery Club

Amsterdam based The Gallery Club, a platform for photography would have presented a book selection at Paris Photo New York. You can now find it online, with great books by Dutch photographers such as Sem Langendijk, Iwan Baan, Charlotte Dumas, Bert Teunissen, and Marie-José Jongerius. See it here.


Atelier van Lieshout

First seen as part of an Atelier Van Lieshout solo exhibition at Pioneer Works in the Spring of 2019, the Blast Furnace moved to Art Omi last summer, where it will be on view until 2021. Go see if you have a chance. The sculpture park is open and free of charge!


Magali Reus at Nasher Sculpture Center

While the Nasher Sculpture Center is currently closed, they do provide information about the Magali Reus solo exhibition that was being planned. Check it out and stay up to date via the museum’s website about future reopening plans. See it here.

Performing Arts, Literature and Cinema.

World Editions Publishers

Authors read from their works, discuss the current situation in their countries, and talk about what books mean to them during Covid-19. See here.


Nederlands Kamerkoor Online

The Netherlands Chamber Choir Nederlands Kamerkoor is launching a digital chamber choir
opera in collaboration with Dutch singer-songwriter Spinvis, composer Joost Kleppe and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street (New York). The online
video, called Choir of Chambers, is a 30-minute-long semi-autobiographical window into the lives
of self-employed musicians. Choir of Chambers premiered during the 41st symposium of the
‘Veerstichting’ and is available on

Online curated performances and music.

#niet vergeten (#don’tforget,) an initiative for the elderly in our society.


New York Philharmonic

Videos of past performances.



The shorts that were programmed for the festival, are now available online.


Nederlands Dans Theater

NDT/TV is an online platform where NDT posts videos of performances.


Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Unfortunately their tour got cancelled last moment, but their videos are going viral.


Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Livestream sessions of their lunchtime concerts.


Nana Fofie

Dutch Ghanaian Rising Star Nana Fofie Releases Brand New Single “Yeno Ntem” : ““Yeno Ntem,” the pre-release single from Nana Fofie to promote her upcoming EP, focuses on dance in everyday situations. You can definitely bring dancing vibes to any room of your house with the song. The video reflects the kind of daydreams that young women imagine throughout their daily routines.” Listen to her here.


My Friend the Mayor by Max Westerman

When a liberal, openly gay/HIV+ man tells Dutch journalist and filmmaker Max Westerman, he is running for mayor in a conservative town in Pennsylvania, Westerman wants to know if there is something about small-town America the filmmaker doesn’t understand. The result is a funny and inspiring film showing how democracy can work at the local level in this day and age. Available on Amazon Prime starting today, and a #PrideMonth🏳️‍🌈 film recommendation. Watch the trailer here.


Rutger Bregman, “Humankind: A Hopeful History.”

Early June the new book of Dutch author Rutger Bregman, “Humankind: A Hopeful History” was published in English. The book explores, what he calls, this “radical idea” that most people deep down are pretty decent. Bregman spoke with NPR about his new book in an interview you can listen back by following the link below and also find out where to purchase the English translation. Click here for more!




The annual conference and showcase for all things Independent Music, A2IM’s Indie Week, is going virtual this year. A leap to online has been accelerated by the global health crisis, however, a virtual space presents a host of exciting opportunities for expanding its reach and providing a strong program for its virtual attendees from near and far. This week, Indie Week attendees are joining insightful panel discussions followed by Live Q&As with over 120 industry experts, Executive One-On-One meetings and ample impromptu opportunities to connect with fellow attendees during informal virtual hangs. As in previous years Dutch Music Export and Dutch Culture USA coordinated conference access for a Dutch delegation consisting of artist managers and music industry representatives to develop and grow their skills and networks and explore opportunities for Dutch independent pop/rock music in the short and long run.




Never Grow Up!


Things to watch, read and enjoy for children and teenagers can be found on our Never Grow Up! page: our multidisciplinary focus on Dutch arts for young audiences. (theater, film/tv, literature and more!)


You can find the link here:


Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City has an extensive collection of Rembrandt etchings. You can view them on their online feature ‘Rembrandt Prints Online’, which makes almost 500 images from the Morgan’s exceptional collection of Rembrandt etchings available for the first time. The images presented celebrate his unsurpassed skill and inventiveness as a master storyteller. See it here.


The Center for Netherlandish Art

On May 27th, the Center for Netherlandish Art and the
Netherland America Foundation in Boston organized an online presentation: “Boston, a New Center for 17th-Century Dutch Cultural Heritage.” In the session, Dutch Cultural Attaché Joost Taverne and the experts from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston had a talk as they explored the catalyst for the Center, how to ensure that 17th-century Dutch art speaks to audiences now and in the future, and why art can be an ideal vehicle to promote international dialogue and cultural understanding.

In 2017, the van Otterloo and Weatherbie families joined together to donate their extraordinary collections of Dutch and Flemish art to the MFA. As part of this transformative gift, the MFA established a new Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA), launching this year, which is an innovative research and learning platform dedicated to sharing Dutch and Flemish art with broad audiences, in Boston and beyond, and encouraging transatlantic dialogue.

You can see the recording of the session here:



VICE US and other US news outlets shared the Rijksmuseum news about the 44.8 Gigapixel scan the museum released of the famous Nightwatch by Rembrandt.

Read the article here.