Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting From the Mauritshuis
Last stop in the U.S
New York is no stranger to cultural exhibits that cause queues around the block and now, at the Frick Collection on the Upper East Side, visitors are arriving in their hundreds to see Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting From the Mauritshuis.
The collection, which is normally based at the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, has been on a world tour while the prominent Dutch museum it calls home undergoes renovations.
The Frick Collection is the final American stop for the exhibit, which includes fifteen works from the Dutch Golden Age, some of which have not travelled in decades.
Taking place in the 17th century, the Dutch Golden Age saw a rapid expansion in the Netherland's wealth and power. Much of the increased wealth was spent cultivating art. Despite the plethora of Dutch works from this period that fill museums worldwide, some experts believe that only one to ten per cent of the total art produced during this time has survived...
This particular exhibition, organised by Margaret Iacono, the Frick Assistant Curator, contains ultra famous works like Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring and Rembrandt's Susanna, offering a glimpse into this historic time, and of course, the Dutch masters of art.
Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting From the Mauritshuis runs until January 19 2014.