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Best-Attended Exhibitions of Dutch/Flemish Art in 2007 as Listed by the Art Newspaper

In its March issue, the Art Newspaper published its annual listing of exhibition attendance figures. Of the top 15 exhibitions worldwide, three showed work by Dutch artists.

The milkmaid by Vermeer and Dutch genre painting in the National Art Center in Tokyo attracted 6856 visitors a day (total: 493,886)

The age of Rembrandt in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
5,192 a day (total: 505,082)


Van Gogh in Budapest in the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest
4,702 a day (total: 483,000)

In the sub-blockbuster category, the following exhibitions of Dutch/Flemish art were listed:

Patinir: the invention of landscape in the Prado, Madrid
3,095 a day (total: 257,738)

Rembrandt the draughtsman in the Louvre, Paris

Van Gogh: last landscapes in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
2,851 a day (total: 237,560)

Mondrian in the Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia
1,534 a day (total: 228,612)

The temptations of Flora: Jan van Huysum in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1,454 a day (total: 114,840)

Dutch winter scenes in the National Gallery, London
1,315 a day (total: 65,752)

Hague court fashions in the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague (not Helmond, as The Art Newspaper erroneously says, thereby throwing the webmaster of into a funk)
1,179 a day (total: 80,000)

If you are missing exhibitions that should have been on the list, notify The Art Newspaper.