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Exhibitions 2020

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2 June – 13 November (August geschlossen): KULTUM. Zentrum für Gegenwart, Kunst und Religion in Graz, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Mariahilferplatz 3, Graz: EINATMEN – AUSATMEN. Ausstellung zur Wiedereröffnung des Minoritenzentrums. Was heißt „ATEM“ nach mehr als einem Jahr Corona? Wie kehren wir zum Atem als die Grundbewegung von Leben zurück? Atem ist Leben, Atem ist Geist! Mit Pfingsten, dem Fest des Atems und des Feuers, beginnt der Atem-Schwerpunkt des KULTUM in Graz. In der ersten Ausstellung nach dem Museumsmbau bringen Werke von über einem Dutzend Künstler*innen tief existenzielle Beiträge zum Atem und zur Atemnot ebenso zur Anschauung wie künstlerische Statements in einer zunehmend den Atem verlierenden Gesellschaft. Im August aufgrund der Baustelle geschlossen. Di – Sa, 11 – 17 U. So, 15 – 18 U.



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19 May – 31 October, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Dane Tree House, Perry Green, Hertfordshire: This Living Hand: Edmund de Waal presents Henry Moore. This Living Hand, curated by acclaimed artist and author, Edmund de Waal, will explore the role of touch and the iconography of the hand in Henry Moore’s art. Moore believed that ‘tactile experience is very important as an aesthetic dimension in sculpture’. Throughout his career he repeatedly emphasised the importance of experiencing sculpture haptically, and often returned to the hand as a subject in his sculpture and drawings, studying its expressive power and symbolic values as Auguste Rodin and Michelangelo, two of his favourite artists, had done before him. The exhibition will present a selection of original sculptures and other objects which visitors will be invited to touch, as well as a group of drawings and sculptural works charting Moore’s interest in the hand as a subject, from Reclining Figure: Hand 1979 to the numerous two and three-dimensional studies of his own and other subjects’ hands – including the drawings and lithographs he made in 1978 of the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Dorothy Hodgkin, who wanted her hands to be used as her portrait. We – Su, 11 – 17 h.

3 September – 29 September, Aleph Contemporary, 12 Piccadilly Arcade, London: Alistair Gordon Quodlibet. This new work delves deeper into Gordon’s ongoing enthusiasm for quodlibet painting and brings in a landscape element from observational painting juxtaposed alongside more illusionistic elements. The exhibition is accompanied by a text by Dr. Kamini Vellodi, author of 'Tinteretto's Difference'. Fellow artist Laurence Noga will also being exhibiting with a solo show downstairs in the gallery. By appointment.

30 October 2021 – 13 February 2022, The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London: Late Constable. The exhibition will explore Constable’s late career, from 1825 until his unexpected death in 1837, through his paintings and oil sketches as well as watercolours, drawings and prints. It will be arranged in chronological order exploring the extensive cross-fertilisation of his ideas between different media. Hours:

20 November 2021 – 27 February 2022, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London: Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist. The first major UK exhibition of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer in nearly 20 years. Through paintings, drawings, prints, and letters, this exhibition follows Dürer’s travels across Europe, bringing to life the artist himself, and the people and places he visited. Check before visit:;



23 April – 31 October, Kadriorg Art Museum, A. Weizenbergi 37, Tallinn: From Memling to Rubens: The Golden Age of Flanders. The magnificent exhibition introduces the abundant 15th‒17th century Flemish art collection of The Phoebus Foundation, and provides an overview of the versatility of the Belgian art culture of the time. The display juxtaposes the long tradition of religious art and portraits reflecting the importance and rising self-awareness of the individual with moralising satire and political comments. The richness and curiosity of the era is reflected in the art cabinet, and new discoveries and the spreading of knowledge are the goals of the print cabinet. The display includes portrayals of the cultural and political elite of the time, as well as of the famous court jester Elisabeth, and valuable masterpieces by outstanding artists, including Hans Memling, Catharina van Hemessen, Frans Floris, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck. The 15th-17th centuries formed a period of economic and cultural prosperity in Flanders (nowadays the northern part of Belgium), well exemplified by the preserved artistic heritage. The mission of the privately owned The Phoebus Foundation is to preserve that heritage and introduce it to wider audiences around the globe. Hours: ;



2 June 2020 – 31 December 2022, Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, Helsinki: Stories of Finnish Art. Stories of Finnish Art illustrates the development of art in Finland from 1809 until the 1970s. At the exhibition, the story of Finnish art is juxtaposed with international developments in art and contemporary social events. On display, side by side, are Finnish and international masterpieces from our collections, such as Le Corbusier’s Two Women (1939), Hugo Simberg’s The Wounded Angel (1903), Edvard Munch’s Bathing Men (1907–08), and Vincent van Gogh’s Street in Auvers-sur-Oise (1890). The works on display in the halls of modern art highlight the post-Second World War reconstruction period and the emergent media society. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures and prints by Finnish and foreign artists such as Anitra Lucander, Unto Pusa, Ulla Rantanen, Anita Snellman and Sam Vanni. Prints by foreign artists are exhibited on a regularly changing basis. The exhibition also includes Eino Ruutsalo’s experimental films and advertisements. Tu – Fr, 10 – 18 h (We, Th until 20 h), Sa, Su, 10 – 17 h.



20 mai – 1 octobre, Chancellerie de Loches, 8 Rue du Château, Loches : Trésor de Naples. Evènement exceptionnel, une partie du Trésor de San Gennaro de Naples est actuellement présenté à Loches, en Touraine. Constitué au fil de sept siècles, avec ses 21 000 pièces d’orfèvrerie, de joaillerie, de statues d’argent et d’or offertes au saint patron de Naples, ce trésor est l’un des plus riches et des plus somptueux au monde, dépassant celui de la couronne d’Angleterre et des tsars de Russie. 10 – 12.30 h et 14 – 18

10 September 2021 – 24 January 2022, Musée Jacquemart-André, 158 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris : Botticelli. A major survey of the Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli is due to open this autumn at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris. It will include masterpieces from important US and European collections, such as Madonna and Child (1467-70) from the Musée du Louvre; The Return of Judith to Bethulia (1469-70) from the Cincinnati Art Museum; Judith Leaving the Tent of Holofernes (1497-1500) from the Rijksmuseum; and Portrait of Giuliano de' Medici (1478-80) from the Fondazione Accademia Carrara. Botticelli will be presented as a “designer, the head of a major studio in Florence producing paintings—of course—but also drawings for embroideries, marquetry, prints and illuminations,” says the exhibition co-curator Pierre Curie. The exhibition will demonstrate how the artist alternated between the production of one-off paintings and works produced in series, often by his many assistants, reflecting how his studio was transformed into a laboratory of ideas and training centre characteristic of the Italian Renaissance, say the organisers. Works by other leading 15th-century artists such as Verrocchio and Fra Filippo Lippi will also feature. Hours:



13 March – 26 September, Museum am Dom, Bischof-Stein-Platz 1, Trier: Gemeinsam Einsam. Anhand von Gemälden, Fotografien und Skulpturen werden Bilder von menschlicher Gemeinschaft, aber auch von Einsamkeit und Alleinsein in Erinnerung gerufen, die wir alle auf die eine oder andere Art aus eigener Erfahrung kennen  - und die wir in den vergangenen Monaten erlebt und durchlebt haben. Dabei zeigt sich, dass Einsamkeit und Gemeinsamkeit sich oft näher sind, als man denkt: der Einsame kann gehalten, unsichtbar begleitet sein; und Gemeinschaft verbirgt oft großes Alleinsein. Die Ausstellung ist eine Einladung, über diese Verbindungen und Zusammenhänge und über unsere Erfahrungen mit Distanz, Abstand und Maskierung in den vergangenen Monaten nachzudenken. Di – Sa, 9 – 17 U, So, 13 – 17 U.

3 April – 18 October, Theodosius Akademie, Allensbach-Hegne, Ort: Hotel St. Elisabeth und im Haus Ulrika: TALITA KUM – steh auf! Thematische Ausstellung. Malerei und plastische Arbeiten von 60 Künstlerinnen und Künstlern aus Baden-Württemberg. 

3 June – 26 September, Diözesanmuseums Freising, Residenzstrasse 1, München: Transposition. Kyung-Lim Lee. Die aus Korea stammende US-Künstlerin Kyung-Lim Lee lebt und arbeitet in Oxford nahe Washington, D.C. in Amerika. Während ihrer Studienzeit in New York fokussierte sie sich neben dem Medium der Malerei vorrangig auf das Zeichnen. „Zeichnen und es wie Malen aussehen lassen“, mit diesem Zitat beschreibt Lee den Ansatz ihres künstlerischen Schaffens. Aus dieser Methode heraus entwickelt sie ihre abstrakten Bildkonzeptionen. Die Ausstellung Transposition von Kyung-Lim Lee ist auf der Nordempore der Freisinger Domkirche sowie in der Johanneskirche zu sehen. Di, Mi, Fr, Sa, 10 – 16 U, So, 12 – 16 U.

7 June – 30 September, KunstRaumHeilsbronn, Abteigasse 7, Heilsbronn: Und hätte der Liebe nicht. Ursula Jüngst – Malerei. „ Zu malen, ist für mich die Möglichkeit, über die Welt nachzudenken. Neues zu entdecken und zu erfahren, zu erinnern und zu klären. Zu versuchen, dem Sein auf den Grund zu gehen. Das Bild entwickelt sich im Gespräch zwischen den Farben, dem Farbträger und mir.“ 10 – 17.30 U.

25 June – 1 November, Bundeskunsthalle Museumsmeile Bonn, Helmut-Kohl-Allee 4, Bonn: Beuys – Lehmbruck. Thinking is Sculpture. There are not many artists who caused as radical an upheaval in the history of art as Joseph Beuys. With his concept of Social Sculpture, he sought to apply the liberating potential of art to all areas of life. At the very heart of his thinking was the dissolution of the boundaries between art and society, politics, science and education. Thus Beuys gave rise to a new, expanded concept of art. In 1986, just a few days before his death, Beuys was awarded the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize. In his acceptance speech, he stressed the importance the art of the Expressionist sculptor had for him. He explained how his encounter with Lehmbruck’s work had led him to art in the first place and traced a connection between Lehmbruck and the development of his own concept of Social Sculpture. Marking the 100 th  birthday of Joseph Beuys, the exhibition Beuys – Lehmbruck. Thinking is Sculpture explores that idea and presents the work of the two artists. Tu, We, 10 – 21 h, Th – Su, 10 – 19 h.

18 July – 24 October, Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Wilhelmstrasse 18, Aachen: Dürer was here. A journey becomes legend. The exhibition about his journey to the Netherlands and Aachen was originally scheduled to open on 7th October – 500 years to the day since the Renaissance star arrived in Aachen. His particular reason for coming here? A coronation, of course. His general reason for the whole year he spent travelling from Nuremberg to the coast of the Netherlands? Money. Or so the story goes. So, the artist who rose to widespread fame on an unprecedented scale through prints of his stunningly adroit copperplate engravings – the “trademarked” master with his world-famous “AD” monogram – actually hit the road with his eyes firmly fixed on filthy lucre? This exhibition, organized in collaboration with the National Gallery in London, offers a precise – and fresh – look at the so-called “Journey to the Netherlands” (1520/21). An enigmatic journey to whose legendary character the painting and drawing genius himself contributed his own share – in writing a diary, a kind of accounts book with travel notes. 100 masterpieces (about 65 drawings and paintings along with 35 prints) bear testimony to Dürer’s exceptional artistry – even while on the move, without his own studio. A complement of about 40 drawings, paintings and sculptures by contemporary artists Dürer met underway – artists who were inspired by him and who inspired him – round the exhibition off into an artistic-, cultural- and social-historical “full picture” of the journey, never before seen in this form. The aim of the exhibition in the Suermondt Ludwig Museum is to trace Dürer's trip to the Netherlands - in a unique cultural and historical picture sheet. This is achieved by using Dürer's detailed travel diary and artistic works, with which the travel stations can be traced and visualized down to the last detail. The team of curators compiles around 140 works of the highest quality that Dürer produced during his journey in 1520/21. These are drawings and paintings that were made during this period, for example the impressive portrait of St. Jerome from Lisbon. There are also sculptures and paintings by contemporaries as reference works. Lenders are high-ranking institutions such as the National Gallery London, the Albertina Vienna, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Royal Collection / Windsor Castle, the Uffizi Gallery, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, or the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett and others.

20 August – 17 Oktober, Kulturkirche St Stephani, Stephanikirchhof 8, Bremen: Klaus Effern und Markus Keuler, Inglourious Brazzbande. Die Bremer Bildhauer Klaus Effern und Markus Keuler haben eigens für St. Stephani eine schräge Band geschaffen. In der raumgreifenden Installation trifft sich eine Gruppe diverser Typen zum gemeinsamen Musizieren.Die „Handschriften“ der beiden Künstler, ihr unterschiedlicher Umgang mit dem Werkstoff Holz, ergänzt um Fundstücke aller Art, bleibt ablesbar und zugleich verschmilzt alles zu einem organischen Ganzen. Zudem steuert Joris Tünnermann, ein junger Mann mit Trisomie 21, ein paar Arbeiten bei und bringt, analog zum Gastmusiker in der Musikszene, eine zusätzliche Ebene in die Installation. Die Schaffung eines Gemeinschaftsgefüges in größtmöglicher Individualität aller Akteure bildet sowohl die inhaltliche als auch die formale Idee des Projekts. http://ttps://

10 September – 24 Oktober, DG Kunstraum, Finkenstraße 4, München; Trauma - τραῦμα. Der Körper vergisst nicht. Traumata sind ein großes Thema unserer Zeit, und so gibt es viele Beispiele in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, die sich mit den Ursachen und Auswirkungen beschäftigen. Die Geschwindigkeit, mit der wir heute mit globalen Angstszenarien konfrontierte sind, verlangt gleichzeitig nach neuen Strategien. Dazu liefert die Ausstellung passende Motive. Durch Videoarbeiten, raumgreifende Installationen und Skulpturen, beispielsweise von Jutta Burkhardt, Minjae Lee und Jelena Micic, werden psychische Reaktionen auf existentielle Bedrohungen und traumatische Erfahrungen nahezu greifbar. Di – Fr, 12 – 18 U. 

10 September – 2 January 2022, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Theaterplatz 1, Dresden: Johannes Vermeer. Johannes Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window is one of the world’s most famous works from the ‘Golden Age’ of Dutch painting. It was acquired for the collection of the Saxon Elector Frederick August II in Paris in 1742 and since then it has been part of the Dresden Old asters Picture Gallery. Since 2017, this early masterpiece by Vermeer has been undergoing restoration following careful scientific investigation. Recent research has shown that the extensive area of overpainting in the background was not done by Vermeer himself. Removal of this overpainting has revealed a depiction of a standing Cupid (god of love) as a “painting within the painting” on the rear wall of the room, thus radically changing the overall appearance of the work. The spectacular result of the restoration will give viewers a different perspective on the painting. The Girl Reading a Letter will be the centerpiece of the exhibition along with nine other paintings by Vermeer. Some 50 works of Dutch genre painting from the second half of the 17th century will be on display. Paintings by Pieter de Hooch, Frans van Mieris, Gerard Ter Borch, Gabriel Metsu, Gerard Dou, Emanuel de Witte and Jan Steen will show the artistic environment in which Vermeer worked and with which he was in close contact. Hours: ;

10 September – 31 October, Museum St. Ulrich, Domplatz 2, Regensburg: Monumentalskulptur trifft auf Glaskunst. Ein göttlicher Funke für St. Ulrich. Der renommierte Maler, Grafiker und Bildhauer Markus Lüpertz wird im September / Oktober dieses Jahres eine Auswahl seiner Werke in der Regensburger Ulrichskirche zeigen.

12 September – 17 Oktober, St. Martin Kirche, Martinspl. 5A, Kassel: Roundabout. Auf einer Fläche von ca. 7 x 6 m und mit einer Höhe von über 4 m wird Michael Göbel eine raumgreifende Skulptur im Kirchenraum von St. Martin präsentieren. Deutlich erkennbar stellt die rubinrote Skulptur ein Kettenkarussell (engl. „Roundabout“) dar, das auf der Seite liegt. Das Kettenkarussell als Fahrgeschäft, bei dem die Passagiere von Ketten und Stangen festgehalten, aber gleichzeitig durch Rotation in einen fliegenden Zustand versetzt werden, soll in St. Martin Ruhe ausstrahlen. Ausgehend von verschiedenen Assoziationen zum Kunstwerk gliedert sich das Begleitprogramm zur Ausstellung in fünf Themenwochen:FREIHEIT und GLÜCK, die man bei der Fahrt mit einem Kettenkarussell erleben kann. SCHEITERN oder NEUANFANG – beides kann das liegende Karussell bedeuten. Die STILLE, die im Moment dazwischen liegt. 10 – 17 U.

18 September – 21 November, St. Johanniskirche, Neuer Markt 1, Herford: Wir müssen alle dahin. Alle Menschen müssen sterben. Oft versuchen wir diesen letzten Weg zu verdrängen, aber er steht uns bevor. So nimmt diese Ausstellung den Faden von der Ausstellung „Was ist der Mensch?“ (2020) auf und betrachtet diesen letzten Abschnitt eines jeden Menschen mit sehr unterschiedlichen Werken aus verschiedenen Jahrhunderten. Da sind anrührende und sehr ernste, aber auch heitere und humorvolle Arbeiten.

29 October – 5 December, Galerie im Kornhaus, Gmünder Kunstverein eV, Kornhausstraße 14, Schwäbisch Gmünd: Aus einer Stilleren Welt. Durch Simone Distler & Linda Berger. Di – Fr, `4 - `7 U, Sa, 10 – 14 U. So, 11 – 17 U.



19 February 2018 – 26 February 2025, Uffizi Galleries, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence: Caravaggio and the 17th century. Hours:



25 June 2021 - 9 January 2022, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht: Mary Magdalene. The Exhibition. Mary Magdalene is one of the most enigmatic women from the New Testament. Through a trans-historical display of artistic representations from the eleventh century to the present day, this exhibition explores the enduring fascination for this mysterious saint. 

3 July – 31 October, Noorderkerk, Noordermarkt 48, Amsterdam: Vincent meets Rembrandt, The Untold Story. Without doubt, Rembrandt and Vincent are the two most famous Dutch artists of all time. Few people know that Rembrandt's work was a huge source of inspiration for Vincent. Discover how Vincent van Gogh was already fascinated by Rembrandt while working and living in Amsterdam. A 360° experience for all ages and for all senses. Mo – Fr, 11 – 17 h, Sa, 10 – 16 u. Book here: 

18 September – 16 January 2022, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, Canadaplein 1, Alkmaar: Allart van Everdingen (1621-1675) – The Rugged Landscape. Allart van Everdingen was born in Alkmaar, but lived in Haarlem and Amsterdam for most of his life. To mark the four hundredth anniversary of the birth of this innovative artist, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar is staging the first retrospective of his diverse oeuvre. In 1644 Allart van Everdingen traveled through Norway. An inspiring experience, decisive for his career. He subsequently made countless paintings, drawings and etchings of rugged landscapes with waterfalls, log cabins and spruce trees. These at first glance realistic snapshots of Norwegian nature, on closer inspection, turn out to be artistic constructions, conceived and executed in the workshop. Van Everdingen created a new genre in Dutch art, which was eagerly sought after and imitated. Moreover, Allart’s impressive mountain views were an important source of inspiration for the painters of the Romantic era in the nineteenth century. Hours:

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1 September – 30 September, Nomas Projects, 9a Ward Rd, Dundee: As if looking is knowing" features new work by Emelia Kerr Beale. Emelia Kerr Beale is a Nottingham-born artist and recent graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, who is currently based in Glasgow. She work across drawing, sculpture and textile to process the complexities of illness and centre experiences of discomfort, pleasure, anxiety and joy. Through the use of recurring motifs, she considers the ways in which imagination and repetition can be coping mechanisms. She has recently shown work at GENERATORprojects, Dundee, and Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, undertaken residencies on the Isle of Eigg with the Bothy Project and at Hospitalfield, Arbroath, and received commissions from Tonic Arts and Disability Arts Online. Details:



8 September – 24 October, Dal Schindell Gallery, 5800 University Blvd, Vancouver: Digging Holes in November. Julia Soderholm. This collection of paintings represent the felt landscape of a city neighbourhood. Here, colour and shape interpret the growth and decay of the seasons, and the response these cycles evoke in me. These works come from a year of attending to the details of the land I live on, as I walked and watched the way the boulevard gardens, overgrown lots, and sidewalk weeds shifted week to week and month to month. The shapes, forms, and colours of the landscape served as the foundation for my mark-making and are an intuitive response to the world around me. These paintings are a reminder that the earth is never quiet. Even on the shortest of November days, slow work is happening beneath the soil. The blossoms of May are a revelation every Spring, but little miracles are unfurling all year round, if you know where to look for them. Mo – Fr, 8.30 – 17 h, Sa, 12 – 16 h.



7 March 2021 – 2 January 2022, Dallas Museum of Art: Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico. Historically, as well as in the present day, depictions of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and numerous saints and other figures have played a vital role in the ceremony and pageantry of Catholicism, acting as visual representations of beliefs and ideas, and serving as a focal point for devotion and prayer. Devoted: Art and Spirituality in Mexico and New Mexico features devotional works drawn from the DMA’s Latin American collection, exploring interrelated artistic traditions in the two regions. The exhibition spotlights the complexity and artistic qualities of these objects, which embody the active spiritual relationship between their creators, patrons, and communities. Admission is FREE.

13 July – 3 October, Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA: Paolo Veneziano. Art & Devotion in 14th-Century Venice. Paolo Veneziano led the premier painter’s workshop in late medieval Venice, producing work ranging from large complex altarpieces to small paintings intended for personal devotion. This focused exhibition reunites panels that originally formed a larger ensemble but are today scattered across different collections. This reconstruction, together with his other paintings, is set against the backdrop of the city’s uniquely cosmopolitan visual culture. Tu – Su, 10 – 17 h.  

23 August – 10 October, Misericordia University 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA: Brian Whelan, The Voices Project: Immigration.

6 September – 29 October, Verostko Center for the Arts at Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd, Latrobe, PA: 8th Catholic Arts Biennial. This year’s Biennial will feature the work of 49 contemporary artists, working across media to visualize the stories, beliefs and rituals of Christianity in new and interesting ways. Utilizing modern methods as well as traditional techniques, the artists have created images of Christ, the Virgin Mary, the saints, biblical narratives and the sacraments, as well as work that engages the contemporary world from perspectives of faith. Mr. Brinker selected 49 works from 396 submissions completed by 159 artists working across the United States as well as internationally. An opening reception planned for Sunday, September 12. The reception will include a public lecture on contemporary Christian art from the juror for this year’s exhibition, David Brinker, at 13 h at the Fred M. Rogers Center on campus. Mr. Brinker is the director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at Saint Louis University. Following the lecture, attendees are invited to the Verostko Center for the Arts to view the Biennial exhibition. The opening reception event on September 12 is free and open to the public, and all guests must register at Off-campus guests not attending the reception but still wishing to view the exhibition must make an appointment prior to in order to visit the Center. Appointments can be made by emailing




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