28 January – 20 August 2006 in the Collins Gallery

In conjunction with the regional cultural event GoDutch!, and to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Rembrandt, this show features works on paper by Rembrandt and other seventeenth-century Dutch artists from the permanent collection of the Mead Art Museum. Presented in two successive installations, Dutch Masters of the Sesventeenth Century: Part I will be on view from 28 January to 3 June and Part II from 6 June to 20 August 2006. Landscape, portraiture, genre, religious, and mythological subjects are represented, reflecting the wide range of Dutch art of the period. Related GoDutch! exhibitions are at the Smith College Museum of Art, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Historic Deerfield, the University Gallery (UMASS) and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. This collaborative project of the Museums10 consortium is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Dutch Masters of the Seventeenth Century: Part I
28 January — 3 June 2006

This part of the exhibition features etchings by Rembrandt, including the recently acquired Triumph of Mordecai, a gift from Albert Barnett (Amherst College, Class of 1952). Also presented are works by such artists as Nicolaes Berchem, Hendrik Goltzius, Pieter van Laer, Paulus Moreelse, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Geertruydt Roghman, one of the rare women printmakers active in Holland in the seventeenth century.

Dutch Masters of the Seventeenth Century: Part II
6 June — 20 August 2006

Part II of the exhibition features works on paper by the Mannerist artist Hendrik Goltzius (1558 – 1617). A highly skilled and celebrated engraver, Goltzius produced over 350 prints and also executed around 500 designs for prints engraved by his followers. He was one of the most influential printmakers of his time. On view are Goltzius’s Boar Hunt, a pen and ink drawing executed around 1600, engravings from his series of the Life of the Virgin, 1593-1594, and The Four Seasons, a series engraved by his pupil Jan Saenredam after Goltzius’s designs. In addition to these works, paintings by Hendrik Cornelisz. van Vliet and Paulus Moreelse are also on view.


Lecture: Thursday, 16 March 2006, at 4:30 p.m., Green Teaching Gallery, Mead Art Museum, Professor Joel Upton, Department of Fine Arts, Amherst College, “‘Waiting’ with Hendrick Cornelisz van Vliet (1611-1675), A Contemplative Encounter” Professor Upton will speak about the painting, Interior of the New Church, Delft, 1667, painted by Hendrick Cornelisz. van Vliet.