April 10, 2015

Last Chance To See - English tour of NeoRealismo and Human Nature

NeoRealismo and Human Nature at NRW Forum 

Are you in Düsseldorf, Germany?
River, sandbank and a bridge in the background, Düsseldorf TV-tower to the right
Are you there today, April 10 2015? The Friday? At 8 pm?

I know, I know. The weather is gorgeous today, it actually feels like there might be some summer around the corner (don't tell me "it won't last", I know it is April and weather come and go, I care about today, not tomorrow, not next month - I am happy about the "summer-around-the-corner"-feeling we have right NOW, today).

But weather or not - if you have the chance you really should consider coming to NRW Forum today at 8 pm. Through RhineBuzz NRW Forum, one of the most interesting museums in Düsseldorf, if you ask me, offers tours in English every 2:nd and 4:th Friday evening of the month - when there is an exhibition on.  German tours are offered as well, but of course, for tourists or those of us who aren't native speakers, the English ones are very attractive - I'll be there.

This is the LAST chance to see the regular tours of NeoRealismo and Human Nature, two fantastic exhibitions running in parallel at NRW Forum, right in the city centre, by the river, on Ehrenhof 2.

NeoRealismo and Human Nature has been on since January, when Düsseldorf Photoweekend 2015 was held, a fascinating weekend full of photo related events. These two exhibitions opened for the Photoweekend and have been on since, but now it's almost at the end, the exhibition closes after next weekend, and this is the last chance for the English regular tours. 

Museum building, with a long line leading up to the entrance
Long lines for the opening night
NeoRealismo is a fantastic exhibition with a lot of history, a collection of photos from many archives in Italy, photos taken from the 1930-ies to 1960. There is so much to see that you really benefit from having a guide, I don't know how many times I have seen the exhibition and I still find new things every time.

And Human Nature - I love the Human Nature exhibition. This is a collection owned by Deutsche Börse, also containing photos from a number of photographers around the world, photos showing how nature and humans go together - or not.  And the same story here; The exhibition is amazing and full of photos and histories - take the opportunity to see it together with a guide. 

I wrote about the English tours with Rhinebuzz before, when Joel Meyerowitz was on - follow the link here - NRW Forum is a fantastic museum worth keeping the eyes on, even if you can't make it today.

How to find it

Map to NRW Forum, on Ehrenhof 2 in Düsseldorf. See, it really is centrally located!
If you don't walk, the U-bahn / Underground to Tonhalle is the best option, or to Nordstrasse, if you are on that line, and then a short walk. But with the weather being this gorgeous, I am guessing that some will come by bike. Do so. Lock the bike outside, and join us earlier if you feel like it, the bar is open and they - I know from experience - have fantastic cakes. And drinks, it is Germany after all, but there is definitely cake. Who knows, the outdoor seating area may even be open... 

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