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Culture

What's On at Europe's Museums

Andy Warhol gets 15 minutes of fame in Italy; Vienna looks at the rise of the Habsburgs; German expressionism is on show in London and Frankfurt provides art fans with something to laugh about.

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Works by Andy Warhol are on show in northern Italian Brescia.


Warhol's Italian 15 Minutes of Fame

Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia, Italy

Works from art's "prince of pop," Andy Warhol, are currently on show in Italy. Around 100 works produced by Warhol during the 1970s -- including his famous Campbell soup cans prints --- are on display at the Palazzo Martinengo in the northern Italian town of Brescia. The exhibition, entitled "Andy Warhol, an American Myth," is on until the end of June.

Until June 29, daily (except Mondays), 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

German Expressionism

Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Works from one of the Germany's most famous expressionist painters, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, are being shown at London's Royal Academy of Arts this summer. The exhibition, "Kirchner: Expressionism and the City, Dresden and Berlin 1905-1918," is the artist's first British retrospective. The show comprises 100 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings produced by Kirchner, a trained architect, during his most prolific period. Much of the work depicts scenes of city life in Berlin and Dresden.

June 28 - September21, Saturday – Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Witty Art

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

An exhibition of 20th century art rooted in the grotesquely comical tradition is on at Frankfurt's Schirn Kunsthalle. The exhibition -- which also explores the relationship between cabaret and the rise of the fine arts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland -- moves between the grotesquely comic aesthetics of classic Bavarian comedian Karl Valentin to works from the Dada movement and contemporary artists like Sigmar Polke, Thomas Schütte, Christian Jankowski and John Bock.

Until June 9, Sunday and Tuesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., closed Mondays.

The Rise of Empire

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Habsburg empire may have crumbled, but art from the era still survives. In an exhibition at the Museum of Art History in Vienna, portraits, tapestries, insignias and other art from the reign of Emperor Ferdinand I are on show. Entitled "The Rise of the Habsburg Monarchy," the exhibition takes a look at the emergence of the Habsburg empire as well as developments in art, science and politics under Ferdinand I's reign. Over 450 exhibits, from armaments of the era to large paintings, are on show.

Until August 31, daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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