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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met"

Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century—the Golden Age of Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer—have been a highlight of The Met collection since the Museum's founding purchase in 1871. This exhibit brings together some of the Museum's greatest paintings to present this remarkable chapter of art history.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "In Praise of Painting: Dutch Masterpieces at The Met"

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2023, 11:00 AM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

About the Event

Through sixty-seven works of art organized thematically, In Praise of Painting orients visitors to key issues in seventeenth-century Dutch culture—from debates about religion and conspicuous consumption to painters' fascination with the domestic lives of women.

The exhibition provides a fresh perspective on the canon and parameters of the Dutch Golden Age by uniting paintings from Benjamin Altman's bequest, the Robert Lehman Collection, and the Jack and Belle Linsky Collection. Works typically displayed separately in the Museum's galleries—such as Rembrandt's Gerard de Lairesse and Lairesse's own Apollo and Aurora—are presented side by side, producing a visually compelling narrative about the tensions between realism and idealism during this period.

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