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Art Study Center Seminar: Dutch and Flemish Drawings

Johannes Bronckhorst, Two East Indian Birds, 17th century. Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite on parchment, framing line in brown ink.
The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George S. Abrams in memory of Anthony Lewis, Harvard Class of 1948, 2013.171.


Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This event is at capacity

The Harvard Art Museums hold one of the most comprehensive U.S. collections of Netherlandish, Dutch, and Flemish drawings from the 15th to 18th century. A selection will be on display in the exhibition Drawings from the Age of Bruegel, Rubens, and Rembrandt (May 21–August 14, 2016), which celebrates the publication of a catalogue of the same title. Join catalogue authors William W. Robinson, curator emeritus of drawings, and Susan Anderson, curatorial research associate for Dutch and Flemish drawings, for a seminar that will highlight important drawings not on view in the exhibition, including works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Abraham Bloemaert, and Jan van Goyen. Penley Knipe, the Philip and Lynn Straus Conservator of Works of Art on Paper in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, will provide insights into the artists’ working methods.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended. To register, please email

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk. Note that there is a wait list for this program; spots unclaimed by 11am will be released to those on the wait list. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.

Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.