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Amsterdam museum to celebrate all things red

Amsterdam museum to celebrate all things red
21 Oct 2010

The Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam will launch a new exhibition next month highlighting the importance of the colour red in different cultures around the world.

Entitled simply Red, the display will open on 5 November this year and run until 8 May 2011.

More than 300 objects will feature in the show, from ethnographic artefacts to pieces of modern art.

Visitors can look out for everything from a statue of Lenin juxtaposed with a Chinese bridal gown to a selection of masks from Oceania.

One of the main themes of the exhibition will be the many different meanings associated with the colour red, which can represent love and happiness but also denote violence and danger.

The objects will be presented in a transparent, flowing display designed by Maarten Spruyt and Tsur Reshef, who previously worked on two Art Nouveau exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum.

People planning a trip to Amsterdam will find the Tropenmuseum at Linnaeusstraat 2, near the Oosterpark and Artis.

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