Lunch and Lecture: Public and Private: Very Large and Very Small in 17th-century Dutch PaintingsFriday, September 19 | 11 am
East Building, Museum Auditorium
$25 Members (per session)
$30 Nonmembers (per session)
Highlighting the masterpieces in Small Treasures, this lecture by Dennis P. Weller, curator of Northern European art, examines how Dutch painters navigated between the demands of large-scale public art and smaller images destined for private use. Many painters, including Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, and Jan Steen, excelled in both arenas, while others—among them Gerrit Dou and Johannes Vermeer—focused on modest-sized pictures that invite a closer look.
These seminars begin with a lecture by curators or other experts and continue with discussion over a lunch catered by Iris restaurant. Register online or call the Museum Box Office, (919) 715-5923. Registration and payment for the combined program required by 4 pm on the Tuesday before the event.
Gerrit Dou, Self-Portrait, circa 1638–42, oil on panel, 4 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (rounded top), The Kremer Collection, www.thekremercollection.com
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