NAF-Boston: Special Viewing of the PEM Exhibition “Asia in Amsterdam”

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Date(s) - 04/10/2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Peabody Essex Museum



Special viewing of the PEM exhibition “Asia in Amsterdam, the Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age”

This special tour will be conducted by Karina Corrigan, the H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator, Asian Export Art of the Peabody Essex Museum. This is an unique opportunity to view this exciting exhibit guided by the organizing curator.

The NAF is sponsoring this PEM exhibition. Participants in the tour will enjoy free admission to the museum

Optionally, after the tour guests may join a borrel at 5:30pm and subsequent dinner at 6:00pm at Turner’s Seafood Restaurant, which is within walking distance from the museum. Borrel and dinner will be at your expense.

Asia in Amsterdam, the Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age

Amsterdam in the 17th century was a vibrant city with global connections. The largest and most powerful trade and shipping company in the world, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) filled Dutch homes with Asian porcelain, lacquer, sumptuous textiles, diamonds and spices. Inspired by these novel imports, Dutch potters, textile designers and jewelers created works of art we now perceive as distinctly Dutch. Artists such as Rembrandt, Willem Kalf, Jan Steen and Pieter Claesz were also quick to incorporate these luxuries into their paintings.

Co-organized by the Peabody Essex Museum and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, this exhibition of 170 superlative Asian and Dutch works of art explores the transformative impact that Asian luxuries had on Dutch art and life in the 17th century, bringing new perspectives on the Dutch Golden Age and its relationship to Asia.The Richard C. von Hess Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund supported Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age.

The number of participants to this special viewing is limited to 25.


This event is fully booked.

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