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As a traveler you don’t really need an excuse to book your next flight to Europe, as a continent there’s plenty for you to explore and discover without putting much planning time in. However, you want to plan a trip around a special theme, maybe cultural, we know the cities putting on the best cultural exhibitions this year.

Check out our list and plan your visit with us.

Klee/ Aguéli the Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Although the two artists never met, they are brought together in this exhibition which explores their relationships with the fundaments of visual art, their subjects and image. The exhibition draws parallel between the two approaches and their concepts of modern art through 86 paintings and drawings.

From 16 January to 24 April – Free entry – Skeppsholmenboard

Rote Erde by Paul Klee (1926)

“Fire Under Snow” in Louisiana, Copenhagen

The “Fire Under Snow” exhibition, organized in Lousiana Modern Art Museum is an exceptional opportunity to discover the works of contemporary artists Ed Atkins, Candice Breitz or Darren Almond. There will also be a study on the influence of new technologies.

From January 27 to May 5 – LouisianaModern Louisiana art museum

Modern Louisiana art museum

“Delacroix and the rise of Modern Art” at the National Gallery, London

This exhibition aims to investigate the influence of Eugène Delacroix as leader of the avant-garde movement called “romanticism”. The exhibition traces 50 years of Delacroix’s legacy and explores the profound impact he had on generations of artists to come.

From February 17 to May 22 – £16 – The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

delacroix

The lion hunt Eugène Delacroix (1854)

“Francis Bacon: Hidden Rooms” at Tate Liverpool

Experience the largest Francis Bacon exhibition ever to be staged in the north of England; displaying more than 30 paintings, alongside a group of rarely seen drawings and documents, the exhibit hopes to take a fresh look at one of Britain’s greatest painters. The exhibition will give special focus to the techniques he uses and reoccurring motifs in his work.

From May 18 to September 18 – £13.20 – Albert Dock, Liverpool WaterfrontBacon portrait (detail)

Study of a Portrait (1953) by Francis Bacon

The 9th Berlin Biennale

Although the content of this Biennale is still carefully kept secret by the organisers and creators there is no doubt that this new edition will be an opportunity for all to discover fascinating surprises with many exceptional artists. If it is your first time visiting Berlin, what better introduction?

From June 5 to September 18

Photos:  Moderna museet by possan, [K] Paul Klee – Rote Erde (Red Earth) (1926) by CEA +, Jorgen Bo – Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 28.jpg by Forgemind Archimedia, The National Gallery on Trafalgar Square by Maurice, Delacroix (detail) by Martin Beek, [B] Francis Bacon – Study for a Portrait (1953) – Detail by CEA + / Flickr cc.

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