Master Class: Northern European Art 1500-1700 from the Permanent Collection


Sunday, August 12, 2018


1:00 pm


Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries

Master Class: Northern European Art 1500–1700 from the Permanent Collection
Through September 2, 2018
Temporary Exhibitions Gallery

At Vassar College, Northern European art from the 1500s and 1600s has long been a vital part of the institution’s art collection and curriculum. These parallel traditions intersect often, resulting in the use of original works in teaching German, Dutch, and Flemish art. This exhibition showcases Old Master holdings from Vassar’s collection, primarily drawings and prints, by major artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Jan Brueghel I, Jan Lievens, and Rembrandt. While this impressive group of objects demonstrates the importance of teaching with original works of art at Vassar, it also relates to the broader history of Northern European art in the United States, as it developed from the nineteenth century to the present day. This exhibition has been organized in celebration of the career of Susan Donahue Kuretsky, Vassar Class of 1963 and Professor of Art. Support for the exhibition has been provided by the Smart Family Foundation.

Margaret Vetare

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center