Reflecting on 17th- and 18th-Century Dutch Design in the Global Marketplace
Thursday, March 31
6-7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium
In this series, connected with the exhibition Reflecting Class in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, four Nelson-Atkins curators reflect on themes presented in the exhibition, including the importance and legacy of 17th-century Dutch painting and depictions of the social classes in art. Works from across art-historical periods and the museum’s collections will be discussed.
With the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and the reach of the Dutch East India Company, Dutch designs spread to distant lands as far away as the American colonies and China. Join Catherine Futter, Director, Curatorial Affairs, for this talk that explores Dutch influence in ceramics, furniture, silver and other decorative arts. [Please note: the topic for the March 31 talk changed and we’ll be offering this presentation instead of Reflecting On Rembrandt and Vermeer in 19th-Century France. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your interest.]
Future events in this series:
April 28 | Reflecting on 17th-Century Dutch Influence in American Scenes of Everyday Life
May 26 | Reflecting on Poverty in Early 20th-century American Photography