Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

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Arti et Amicitiae is a Dutch artist's society founded in 1839, and located on the Rokin in Amsterdam. The Society has played a key role in the Netherlands art scene and in particular in the Amsterdam art schools. It was and is to this day a hub for artists and art lovers in the city of Amsterdam. It is a private institution which supports artists, maintains social networks and offers a pension fund.Arti et Amicitiae is also the name of the building. The complex was merged from two separate buildings and given a white neo-classical facade by J. H. Leliman in 1855.History and StructureIn 1794 the last Dutch city painter's guild was dissolved during the French occupation by Napoleonic rule. The need for a common meeting place for artists became various clubs and drawing societies. In 1839 the Sociëtait Arti et Amicitiae was founded. A year later the building "Grand Salon Dupond", located in the center of Amsterdam at the Rokin 3, was acquired at an auction. It became the home of this young society. Its aim was to address a distinguished audience and to promote interest in art. Initially it was called Arti et Amicitiae – Sociëtait – Société des Beux on Rokin 3. Today it is called Maatschappij Arti et Amicitiae, or just "Arti". Today the house is assigned the number 112.In 1841 the new exhibition Salon was created according to plans by the architect Marinus van Elven Geradur Tetar on the first floor. He was professor and director of the architecture department at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. To enhance this cooperative society of Fine Arts, in 1841 the King William II was given honorary membership.In 1880, the reestablishment of the St. Lucas Artist's Association took place in Amsterdam. This had nothing in common with the construction and alignment of the old guilds. Like other artist clubs, it was a meeting place, a place of training, and a meeting point of art lovers and collectors. However, it was unable to compete with the Sociëteit Arti et Amicitiae because it was considered too academic. Added to this there was the problem of a lack of exhibition space.
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  • ' African Amicitiae ' a selection of artists of the African continent from the collection of the Thami Mnyele Foundation. A look back at the residencies, which the Foundation over the past 25 years for African artists. Pauline Burmann, friend, is President of this Foundation. The exhibition and the publication, edited by Edith Rafiee and Harald Schole, shows many personal artistic visions, art without borders. ' Lofty ' Of people to a third of the extensive collection of paper rolls by Peter palec. Former head paper conservator at the Rijksmuseum. For his work, he traveled regularly to Japan. He met there the best paper makers of the exclusive kozo paper and got the hang of it to collect Japanese scroll paintings.
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  • We visited this building during the "Open Monument Day". We got a guided tour. It's used to be closed for the public. This is a Dutch artist's society club, founded in 1839. The Society has played a b...  more »
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