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Cornelis Vroom, Dutch, Landscape with a Road and a Fence, 1631.  Brown ink over graphite on off-white antique laid paper.  The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in memory of Robert M.  Light, 2020.209.  Gallery Talk

Exhibition Tour: Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

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Join exhibition curator Susan Anderson for an in-depth tour of Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape, on view May 21–August 14, 2022.

Between the late 16th and early 18th centuries, artists working in the Dutch Republic produced an extraordinary number of landscape drawings, many depicting sites that were either recognizable as or evocative of the country’s cities, villages, and countryside. This profusion of local imagery coincided with the young country’s quest for global dominion, as well as with war and dramatic ecological change taking place at home. With 90 works selected almost entirely from the holdings of the Harvard Art Museums and the Maida and George Abrams Collection, including highlights by Rembrandt, Ruisdael, and Bruegel, Crossroads demonstrates how Dutch artists navigated intersections between artistic traditions and environmental realities through their drawings.

Led by:
Susan Anderson, Curatorial Research Associate for Dutch and Flemish Drawings, Division of European and American Art

Tours are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The tour reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

See the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

Arthur M. Sackler Museum
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