Dutch Art in a Global Age: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

September 16, 2023–January 7, 2024

In the 17th century, Dutch merchants sailed across seas and oceans, joining trade networks that stretched from Asia to the Americas and Africa. The unprecedented movement of goods, ideas, and people fueled the economy and sparked an artistic boom.

Dutch Art in a Global Age presents highlights from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with an innovative focus. Arranged thematically, the exhibition explores the intersections among art, commercial networks, and colonial expansion. The presentation features paintings by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jacob van Ruisdael, Rachel Ruysch, and other celebrated artists. These pictures are complemented by five important paintings from the NCMA’s Dutch collection, exquisite decorative arts in silver and ceramics, and superb impressions from the MFA Boston’s world-renowned print collection.

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Dutch Art in a Global Age: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In Raleigh additional support is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; Dawn Lipson; the Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.

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