National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Image: Judith Leyster, 1609-1660, June 21-November 29, 2009

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery. Please follow the links below for related online resources or visit our current exhibitions schedule.

Related Resources

Exhibition Feature
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Biography of
Judith Leyster

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Judith Leyster
Frans Hals

NGA Arttalk: Judith Leyster, 1609-1660: Part 1, An Introduction
Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Frima Fox Hofrichter, professor of the history of art and design, Pratt Institute, New York
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NGA Arttalk: Judith Leyster, 1609–1660: Part 2, Leyster's
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NGA Arttalk: Judith Leyster, 1609–1660: Part 3, Music in Leyster's Work
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NGA Behind the Scenes: Judith Leyster, 1609–1660: Part 4, Music in the Paintings of Judith Leyster
Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator, northern baroque paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington; Kenneth Slowik, artistic director, Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, and curator of musical instruments, Smithsonian Institution
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Education Resources
NGA Classroom Lesson Plan:
A Look at Judith Leyster

NGA Classroom Bio Bytes:
Judith Leyster

Painting in the Dutch Golden Age:
A Profile of the 17th Century

NGAkids Interactive
Dutch Dollhouse

Press Materials

Image: Judith Leyster Self-Portrait, c. 1630 Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss 1949.6.1 In celebration of Judith Leyster's (1609–1660) 400th birthday, the Gallery will showcase her expressive Self-Portrait (c. 1630) as the focal point of a small exhibition that will include ten of Leyster's finest works from American and European collections. Leyster's oeuvre consists of a range of subjects, including genre scenes, portraits, and still lifes, that display her awareness of contemporary artistic styles and themes. The informality of her engaging paintings owes much to Frans Hals (c. 1582/1583–1666), with whom she may have studied, as well as to the Utrecht Caravaggisti. To complement Leyster's works, paintings by Hals and by Leyster's husband, Jan Miense Molenaer (1610–1668), will also be included.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Saunders III.