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Gabriel Metsu, 1629–1667
April 10 – July 24, 2011
East Building, Ground Floor, Northeast

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 33 works by 17th-century Dutch genre painter Gabriel Metsu were shown in this first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to the artist's work. Included was The Intruder, from the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and other works on loan from public and private collections in Europe and the United States. 14 of the paintings had never before been seen in the United States.

On April 22, the lecture "Meeting Metsu: ANOTHER Dutch Master" was presented by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque paintings, National Gallery of Art, Pieter Roelofs, curator of 17th-century paintings, Rijksmuseum, and Adriaan E. Waiboer, curator of northern European art, National Gallery of Ireland. A concert of music and stories from the 17th-century Netherlands was presented by the Texas Children's choir on June 12 in honor of the exhibition.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, in association with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Adriaan E. Waiboer, curator of northern European art, National Gallery of Ireland, was curator. Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque painting, National Gallery of Art, was the coordinator in Washington.

Sponsor: The exhibition in Washington was made possible by the Hata Stichting. It was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The concert on June 12 was sponsored by The Richard B. Marsten & Sarah J. Marsten Charitable Remainder Unitrust.

Attendance: 80,522 (106 days)

Catalog: Gabriel Metsu, by Adriaan E. Waiboer. Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland, 2010.

Brochure: Gabriel Metsu, 1629-1667, by Henriette de Bruyn Kops. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2011.

Other Venues: National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, September 4–December 5, 2010
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, December 16, 2010–March 21, 2011

Image: Gabriel Metsu, The Intruder, c. 1660, oil on panel, Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1937.1.57

Audio and Video

Meeting Metsu: ANOTHER Dutch Master
Audio, Released: June 7, 2011, (65:40 minutes)
Gabriel Metsu, 1629-1667
Audio, Released: May 3, 2011, (16:34 minutes)
Press Event: Gabriel Metsu, 1629-1667
Audio, Released: April 12, 2011, (17:47 minutes)
Press Event: Gabriel Metsu, 1629-1667
Audio, Released: April 12, 2011, (50:34 minutes)