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Center for Netherlandish Art Colloquium

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Fri, May 12 - Fri, May 12  2023

Join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as it marks the culmination of the academic year with the Center for Netherlandish Art’s inaugural colloquium. This virtual event is a platform for the next generation of specialists, providing CNA research fellows and other emerging scholars an opportunity to share their research projects with an international community. Read more here.

About the event

The event is split into two sessions: in the first session the CNA research fellows reflect on their work and accomplishments during their year in Boston, and share plans for the future. In the second session early career experts consider community and collaboration in Dutch and Flemish art. Their presentations are based on papers nominated by the colloquium’s student organizers. Attendees are invited to join in the discussion during Q and A periods at the end of each session.


Session One

CNA Fellowship Program: A Year in Review
9–10:30 am
Moderated by Marije Spek, senior program manager, Center for Netherlandish Art

“Corresponding Body Postures: Frans Hals’s Portraits of Willem van Heythuysen and Dirck Hals’s Merry Companies”
Presented by Aagje Lybeer, research fellow, Center for Netherlandish Art

“Flemish Sculptors and Terracotta, about 1600–1750”
Presented by Emily Hirsch, Flanders State of the Art Fellow, Center for Netherlandish Art

“Africa, Infrastructure, and Empire in Rubens’s Portrait of Mulay Ahmad”
Presented by Braden Lee Scott, research fellow, Center for Netherlandish Art

Session Two

Community and Collaboration in 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Art
11 am–12:30 pm
Moderated by Rachel Kase, PhD candidate, Boston University; and Sarah Mallory, PhD candidate, Harvard University

“The Artist and the Rabbi: Rembrandt van Rijn, Menasseh ben Israel, and the ‘Glorious Stone’”
Presented by Victor Tiribás, Harry Starr Fellow, Harvard University

“Alchemy in the Voorhuis: Gender, Space, and Domestic Labor in 17th-Century Dutch Art”
Presented by Elisabeth Genter Montevecchio, PhD student, University of Rochester

“Quantifying Communities: New insights into Brussels’ Art World through (Slow) Digital Art History”
Presented by Rudy Jos Beerens, researcher, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague

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