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2022 May 24

On the Move: 17th-Century Dutch Artists and Their Travels

4:00pm to 5:30pm

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In-Person, Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has prompted renewed appreciation of the excitement and pleasures, as well as the challenges and dangers, of travel. In this lecture, we’ll learn about the experiences 17th-century Dutch draftsmen had to face as they journeyed from their studios to places near and far. Jane Shoaf Turner will focus on drawings by artists who traveled beyond the Dutch Republic’s borders—across the Channel to England, north and east to Germany and Scandinavia, south to France, over the Alps to Italy, and across the Atlantic to Brazil.

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