Clark Society Preview of An Inner World and Looking North and South

Clark Society Preview of An Inner World and Looking North and South


March 3, 2017

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Manton Research Center

Interim Curator of Painting and Sculpture Lara Yeager-Crasselt introduces Clark Society members to two new exhibitions: An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting and Looking North and South: European Prints and Drawings, 1500–1650. A reception follows on the Francis Oakley Bridge.

An Inner World explores the concept of the inner world through a selection of exceptional paintings by artists Gabriel Metsu, Domenicus van Tol, Jacob van Toorenvliet, and Willem van Mieris, who worked in or near the city of Leiden. This focused exhibition from the private Leiden Collection complements and enhances the Clark’s sixteenth- and seventeenth-century cabinet paintings, including Gerrit Dou’s newly restored, exquisite painting, Woman at a Window.

Looking North and South spotlights a fascinating and rich period of artistic exchange when artists and works of art increasingly moved between Northern and Southern Europe. The exhibition, also curated by Yeager-Crasselt, explores this dialogue of objects, ideas, and practices across Europe and the ways in which it stimulated artistic innovation. The Clark’s collection of works on paper from this period encourages a careful consideration of how artists learned, practiced, and developed their craft in this larger and complex artistic context.

RSVP by February 24: email [email protected] or call 413 458 0425.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

Image: Gabriel Metsu, Woman Reading a Book by a Window (detail), c. 1653–54. The Leiden Collection, New York