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The New Amsterdam History Center Is Pleased To Invite Our Members

for a Private Curator-Led Tour

IN PRAISE OF PAINTING

DUTCH MASTERPIECES AT THE MET 

Led by

Adam Eaker

Assistant Curator European Paintings

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Monday January 28, 2019

at 4 PM

 

Admission $12 for NAHC Members; $25 for non-members

 

 Space is limited to 25 people.

RSVP by January 23, 2019, to Esme Berg at nahceberg@gmail.com.

  

Become a NAHC member on our website www.newamsterdamhistorycenter.org, or by email to info@newamsterdamhistorycenter.org

Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Met collection since the Museum’s founding purchase in 1871. This exhibition brings together some of the Museum’s greatest paintings to present this remarkable chapter of art history in a new light. Through sixty-seven works of art organized thematically, In Praise of Painting orients visitors to key issues in seventeenth-century Dutch culture—from debates about religion and conspicuous consumption to painters’ fascination with the domestic lives of women.