In Full Bloom
The tulip season is roughly the end of March to early May. It depends on the weather each year; if spring is unseasonably warm, the blooming period can start earlier. If spring is delayed, so are the tulips. Around mid-March, we usually have a sense of how close the season is to beginning. We can recommend Weekly Flower Update as an online resource. The best time to visit is generally April. Another good indication of tulips in bloom in Holland is the opening period of the Keukenhof, which signals the arrival of the season.
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Art historian and curator Lora Sariaslan went to Knox College in Illinois, where she received her B.A. in Art History and Integrated International Studies, and received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in Istanbul, Lora is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Amsterdam. She was curator at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (Istanbul Modern) and prior to that worked at the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas, USA. She contributes to publications on modern and contemporary art as a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) Turkey and as the National Correspondent for the European Museum Forum (EMF) for Turkey.
Belina is a freelance guide and art educator for several museums in Amsterdam. Prior to moving to Amsterdam, she lived for twenty-one years in Italy, where she achieved a Master's degree from the University Of Milan in History of Art and Critics. Her background includes experience in art history, cultural management, and art criticism. She is currently living in Haarlem.
Alette has an MA in Art History (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) and holds a Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology (University of Twente, Enschede). For both her thesis and her dissertation, she researched the intricate relationship between nature, art and science in the 20th century (thesis) and the 17th century (dissertation). Sculpture parks, ornamental gardens, and botanical gardens form the sites of study. As an independent scholar, she presents papers and writes articles on this subject. Alette also teaches art history and lectures on topics such as 17th-century Dutch art and architecture, 18th century Empire design, garden architecture, and landscape engineering. She has curated several exhibitions and stood at the basis of the exhibition Black is Beautiful on the image of black people in Dutch art history. She lives in the city where she was born: Amsterdam.
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