Welcome to the Dutch Golden Age with our live online two-hour virtual tour from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC collection. What we will see from this delightful collection are hanging on wood-paneled walls of art paintings of famous still lifes luscious flower arrangements table settings of decadent meals charming day-to-day life sea ships and sea escapades and luxurious estates. period. Our journey begins in 1588 as the Dutch left the rule of Phillip II of Spain and start to chart their own course. There is a meteoric rise in trade science and especially art until the “Disaster Year” of 1672. We will explore what we can learn from the art of the period about the lands currently known as the Netherlands as well as parts of Belgium and Luxembourg. A few of the Dutch Golden Age artists that we will see are Aelbert Cuyp Lodolph Backhuysen Johannes Vermeer Frans Hals Rembrandt Pieter de Hooch and Hendrick Avercamp
An internet connection microphone and camera-enabled computer tablet or smartphone is required. The virtual tour will be delivered via the video conferencing app Zoom. You do not require a Zoom account to participate; the link to access the tour will be sent to you in advance.
How to Join
Once you have registered for the tour you will be sent an email with all necessary information and details about how to access the class online.
The tour is not recorded due to copyright laws.
Meet Your Tour Guide | Meghan Hanson
Meghan is an expert tour guide who is passionate about exploring and sharing the interplay between life and art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Indiana University with a focus on Museum Studies and a minor in Art History. Before moving to Washington D.C. Meghan spent several years as the Guest Services Coordinator for the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House in Chicago IL. She brings with her a deep appreciation and expansive knowledge of art architecture and history.
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