Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
Ottawa, Canada - May 22, 2003PRESS RELEASE
Dessins hollandais et flamands du Musée des beaux-arts du Canada.
The National Gallery of Canada is proud to present, for the first time, highlights from its breathtaking collection of Dutch and Flemish drawings by artists from the 15th to 18th centuries. From May 23 to September 1, the exhibition will present some 70 works by artists such as Rubens, Rembrandt, Heemskerck, Jordaens and Boemaert.
Thanks to these unique works from the Renaissance to the Baroque period, the National Gallery of Canada now has the most important group of Dutch and Flemish drawings in Canada, ranking among the finest collections in North America. Some of these works have only recently been acquired by the Gallery and have never before been exhibited together.
Organized and circulated by the National Gallery of Canada, the exhibition features drawings which are among the oldest and strongest in its entire collection, particularly those of Rembrandt and his circle. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire very rare works, including some that, until now, have only been seen by experts.
A lecture by Joaneath Spicer, curator of European art at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore, and guest curator of this exhibition, will be held on May 25 at 2 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. Admission is free for those under 18 with a ticket to the exhibition. The lecture will be in English with simultaneous translation.
An illustrated exhibition catalogue, featuring essays by Joaneath Spicer, Odilia Bonebakker and David Franklin, will soon be available at the Gallery’s Bookstore.
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