Werner Herzog “Hearsay of the Soul” installation featuring Hercules Segers and Ernst Reijseger at the J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles, CA

July 2nd, 2013 by

Werner Herzog, Hearsay of the Soul, 2012, still from five-channel video installation, courtesy of the artist

July 23, 2013 – January 19, 2014

Filmmaker Werner Herzog’s five-channel video installation Hearsay of the Soul will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center from July 23, 2013 through January 19, 2014. The installation centers around the work of Hercules Segers, one of the great masters of printmaking from the Dutch Golden Age, and also features a performance by Dutch composer and musician Ernst Reijseger, a frequent collaborator of Werner Herzog. Created for the 2012 Whitney Biennial, the work was recently acquired by the Getty Museum, and represents a growing interest in time-based media.

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Lecture by Emily Gordenker, Director of the Mauritshuis, at the High Museum – Atlanta, GA

June 19th, 2013 by

Emily Gordenker, courtesy of the High Museum of Art

June 20, 2013, 7-8pm

Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Netherlands, will share stories on the history of the Mauritshuis collection. In addition to discussing the magnificent 17th-century city palace that houses the renowned Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, she will also touch on the Mauritshuis’ plans for the future. The galleries will be open for viewing after the event until 9 p.m. This program is free and seating is limited. Tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000.  Please Note: Tickets are limited to two per person. Save your ticket stub for a special opportunity to view the works in the exhibition following this event.

The High Museum of Art
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel.: 404-733-4200

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The High Museum of Art presents ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis’ – Atlanta, GA

June 3rd, 2013 by

Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665, courtesy of The High Museum of Art, Atlanta and the Mauritshuis, The Hague

June 23–September 29, 2013

The High Museum of Art is pleased to present Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis. Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis will mark the first time Johannes Vermeer’s iconic painting will be seen in the Southeast. The painting headlines the exhibition, which highlights the artistic genius of Dutch Golden Age painters, including Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Jan Steen, through the presentation of more than 35 exceptional works.

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Opening of renovated ‘Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century’ gallery at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA

May 6th, 2013 by

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, 1606–1669, Artist in his Studio, about 1628, Zoe Oliver Sherman Collection given in memory of Lillie Oliver Poor, courtesy of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

May 8, 2013

On May 8, 2013, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston opens its renovated ‘Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century‘ gallery after almost a year. Set against damask-covered walls, paintings from the MFA and loans from private collections present the region’s extraordinary range of art production during this period: landscapes, genre scenes, portraits, and history paintings depicting religious and mythological subjects. The gallery also features Dutch furniture and decorative arts, including a recently acquired collection of Delft ceramics. Among the highlights are Rembrandt’s early Artist in His Studio (about 1628), and Rubens’s superb oil sketch for a tapestry, The Sacrifice of the Old Covenant (about 1626). The adjacent Leo and Phyllis Beranek Gallery (243) displays a new installation of smaller-scale paintings from the Netherlands to complement the larger gallery of Dutch and Flemish art.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel.: 617-267-9300

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The New Netherland Research Center announces Student Scholar Research Grants for 2014 – Albany, NY

April 30th, 2013 by

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April 30, 2013

The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC), a joint endeavor of the New Netherland Institute (NNI) and the Office of Cultural Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED/OCE), with financial support from the Government of the Netherlands, announces NNRC Student Scholar Research Grants for 2014. The grant covers a period of up to three months in residence and provides a stipend of $5,000. A time frame for fulfilling the grant requirements will be established in consultation with the Director of NNRC. No housing, travel funds, or health insurance are provided.

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‘A Real Van Gogh? An Unsolved Art World Mystery’ exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art – Reno, NV

April 13th, 2013 by

Study by Candlylight, attributed to Vincent van Gogh, courtesy of the Nevada Museum of Art

April 13 – August 25, 2013

The Nevada Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition A Real Van Gogh? An Unsolved Art World Mystery. In 1948, William Goetz, the famed Hollywood producer, head of Universal Pictures, and legendary art collector, purchased a painting attributed to Vincent Van Gogh for $50,000. Although it was acquired from a reputable art dealer and deemed genuine by a prominent Van Gogh expert at the time, debate about the painting’s authenticity ignited an art world controversy that impacted U.S. foreign affairs.

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Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London at the Seattle Art Museum – Seattle, WA

February 12th, 2013 by

Portrait of the Artist, ca. 1665, Rembrandt van Rijn, oil on canvas, 45 3/4 x 38 1/4 in., Kenwood House, English Heritage; Iveagh Bequest (88028836), Photo courtesy American Federation of Arts

February 14–May 19, 2013

The Seattle Art Museum is pleased to present Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London. Within the neoclassical Kenwood House at Hampstead Heath on the outskirts of London, resides a magnificent painting collection known as the Iveagh Bequest. Kenwood is home to an exceptional collection of Old Master paintings, including major works by Gainsborough, Hals, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Romney, Turner, Van Dyck, and many others. The Iveagh Bequest was donated to Great Britain by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (1847–1927) and heir to the world’s most successful brewery. Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: Treasures of Kenwood House, London, a selection of approximately 50 masterpieces from the collection, will tour American museums for the first time. Among other treasures, the exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see Rembrandt’s late Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1665), which has never left Europe before.

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Vermeer’s “Woman in Blue Reading a Letter” on loan from the Rijksmuseum at the J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles, CA

February 11th, 2013 by

Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, about 1663–64. Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675). Oil on canvas, (18 5/16 x 15 3/8 in.) Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. On loan from the City of Amsterdam (A. van der Hoop Bequest).

February 16 – March 31, 2013

For six weeks, museum-goers in Los Angeles will have a rare opportunity to experience one of Johannes Vermeer’s most celebrated masterpieces, Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, about 1663–1664, when it goes on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The painting comes to the Getty on special loan from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which is completing ten years of extensive renovations this year. Since October 2012, Vermeer’s masterpiece has traveled the world as an “ambassador” for the Rijksmuseum’s remarkable collection of Dutch paintings. Following presentations in Shanghai and São Paulo, Los Angeles is the last and only North American stop on the painting’s tour, after which it will return to Amsterdam in time for the Rijksmuseum’s much-anticipated opening on April 13, 2013.

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Van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles” on loan from Musée d’Orsay at the Detroit Institute of Arts – Detroit, MI

February 10th, 2013 by

Image: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). The Bedroom at ArIes. 1889. Oil on canvas, 57.5 x 74.0 cm. Inv. RFI959-2. Photo: Herve Lewandowski. Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France © RMN-Grand Palais I Art Resource, NY

February 19 – May 28, 2013

The Detroit Institute of Arts is bringing one of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris to its gallery walls. Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles will be on view from February 19 to May 28. It will be displayed in the Dutch galleries, where visitors saw the Vermeer painting last August, and will be installed along with three other Van Gogh paintings owned by the DIA.

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Tel.: 313-833-7900

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Work by various Dutch old masters in “Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt” exhibition at the Harn Museum of Art – Gainesville, FL

February 5th, 2013 by

Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), The Captain of the Infantry, 1587, Currier Museum, the Henry Melville Fuller Acquisition Fund

February 5 – April 28, 2013

The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is pleased to present Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt, featuring prints by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and his contemporaries including Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), Esias van de Velde (c. 1591-1630) and Jan Dirkszoon (1618-1652). These extraordinary—and at the time ground breaking—prints depict landscape, genre and maritime subjects, and a refashioning of portraiture and biblical and mythological narratives. The exhibition includes more than 100 prints by thirty artists, and features nine of Rembrandt’s etchings and a substantial group of prints by Goltzius, who had a profound influence on Rembrandt. As a group, the prints bear witness to the growing interest among Rembrandt and his contemporaries toward depicting landscape, historical and literary subjects in a realistic and dynamic manner. The exhibition is organized by the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, and is augmented by a selection of prints from the Harn collection as well as rare books and maps on loan from UF’s Smathers Libraries.

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
3259 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel.: 352-392-9826

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