Newton Noon
On Sunday 14 and 21 August Foam organises an afternoon packed with activities as part of the last month of the major summer exhibition <a href="/museum/programme/helmut-newton">Helmut Newton</a> &ndash; <a href="/museum/programme/helmut-newton">A Retrospective</a> at Foam.

You might know his famous photography, but what do you really know about this world-famous photographer? By visiting the exhibition by yourself, following a free guided tour or remaking his monumental work, you’ll instantly broaden your general knowledge of renowed photography.

At the Remake workshop, you and your friends or family can recreate Newton’s iconic photographs. By analysing his compositions you will start to discover the choices Newton made when he created his work. Walk into the pop-up photo studio in the museum, grab a camera and various props and get started. Your best Remake will be printed to take home.

British Vogue, London 1967 © Helmut Newton Estate / Maconochie Photography

You can lose yourself just by looking at Helmut Newton’s photography, but there is a lot hidden beneath the surface of his photographs. Can you see how he has been influenced by famous filmmakers, or can you tell which works have been published in fashion magazines and which were deemed too risky by the magazine editors? We would like to see how well you do in a quiz about the exhibition. Test your knowledge in a 13-question quiz and compete with the other visitors. The answers will be revealed by one of our colleagues straight after the quiz is completed.

After each quiz round, one participant will be named the winner. The winner of the day receives a Helmut Newton gift package.

Apart from Let's Quiz and the Remake workshop, there will be guided tours through the exhibition in the afternoon. During the tours our experienced educators will tell you all about the power of his photography and what made Helmut Newton such an extraordinary photographer. In about 40 minutes you will visit Newton's monumental photography, his celebrity portraits and his early works.

10:00 hr – Foam open to the public
14:00 hr – Start program
14:00 – 17:00 hr

  • Flash Tours through Helmut Newton - A Retrospective (40 minutes, last tour starts 16.20)
  • Walk-in Workshop Remake
  • Let's Quiz

17.00 - End of afternoon programme
18:00 – Foam closes

Helmut Newton - A Retrospective and the related talent exhibition Foam 3h: PS are on view until Sunday 4 September. The museum is open until 18.00 hrs every day, and until 21.00 hrs on Thursdays and Fridays. During these evenings, Foam organises regular free guided tours and a monthly tour in Dutch Sign Language (DSL).

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The exhibition is organised in close collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.

Helmut Newton – A Retrospective is made possible with the support of Main Sponsor Wolford, Lead Benefactor Fonds 21 and Project Partners Spaces and VSBfonds.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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