The city of Amsterdam stood at the center of the Dutch Republic and was representative of its political and commercial power, as well as its burgeoning art and culture. In this gallery talk, Marisa Bass, Assistant Professor of Northern European Art, addresses the ways in which Amsterdam was obsessively represented and idealized by the city’s artists, who transformed its vistas and monuments into reflections on the notion of urbanity. Works discussed include loans from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection by Jan van der Heyden, Ludolf Bakhuizen, and Rembrandt van Rijn, which captured the tensions between the city as a cultural epicenter and the world beyond it.
Space is limited. Please meet in the Gallery lobby.