Course Description

Most people are familiar with the beautiful tulips, pearl earrings, atmospheric landscapes and penetrating portraits of 17th-century Dutch paintings, produced by artists like Vermeer, Rembrandt and Frans Hals. These works sparked the Dutch golden age, when the Netherlands became an independent republic (1648) and emerged as the most prosperous nation in Europe. This course will use works from the North Carolina Museum of Art's Dutch collection and works from its special fall 2023 exhibition, "Dutch Art in a Global Age: Masterpieces From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston," to explore how paintings from this remarkable time and place represent the fruits of commercial global trade, a burgeoning middle class and, also, the darker side of colonialism. Students may register for three lectures or three lectures plus three gallery tours. See the website www.kristinedoor.com for a syllabus and further information. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 200.

Class sessions are recorded.

Location: NC Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC 27607

Section Details

Participants can sign up for just the lectures (sections 1 or 2) or for the lectures plus gallery tours (sections 3 to 6). Section 1, in-person lectures only. Section 2, online lectures only (students will be able to interact via Zoom chat). Sections 3 to 6 will include the in-person lectures plus three in-person gallery tours. (We are not offering an option to register for the online lectures plus the in-person gallery tours.) Recordings of the lectures will be available to all registered participants; gallery tours will not be recorded.

All in-person sessions will meet at the NCMA, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, 27607.

The 90-minute lectures will be held in the Museum auditorium. Gallery tour attendees must obtain NCMA tickets for the exhibition (one-time fee). Gallery tours will be 75 minutes.

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