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Clouds, Ice and Bounty: Two-Minute Tour

Join exhibition curator Betsy Wieseman on a two-minute tour of “Clouds, Ice, and Bounty.” Rich with detail, paintings of majestic seascapes and lively scenes of skating, music, and parties glamorize the prosperity and progress of  the Dutch Republic, which blossomed during the “Little Ice Age” in the 1600s. Glowing embers, hints of sunlight, sumptuous bounties, long icy winters—were these larger-than-life fantasies or the reality of the time?

Interested in more? Go in-depth with
Betsy Wieseman as she looks more closely at these paintings: