Center for Netherlandish Art: Dutch and Flemish Masterpieces in Boston
After a transformative gift in 2017, a new research center and an astonishing collection have made Boston a hub of Dutch and Flemish art. Discover the Center for Netherlandish Art, dedicated to the study and appreciation of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish Art, and the recently renovated galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Get inspired by many of the greatest masters of painting—including Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Gerrit Dou, Frans Hals and Anthony van Dyck—in addition to works on paper and decorative arts such as silver and Delft ceramics. The new galleries examine a variety of themes: women artists and patrons; the growth of the art market; and the unexpected connections between still life paintings, the sugar trade and slavery.
Hear from Christopher Atkins, Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director, Center for Netherlandish Art; Ronald Carroll, Director of Teen Programs at the MFA; MFA Teen Arts Council Members; Molly Douglas, Energy Innovation Consultant; and PhD candidate Rachel Kase, who makes use of the extensive Library and study facilities of the Center for Netherlandish Art.
This video was commissioned by the Press and Cultural Department of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, 2022.