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Release Date: June 27, 2014

Summer Lecture Series Highlights Dutch Art in Honor of Recently-Released NGA Online Edition

David Gariff discusses Johannes Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance (c. 1664) in a lecture titled A Quiet Cult: The Continuing Allure of the Art of Vermeer on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 at the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection

David Gariff discusses Johannes Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance (c. 1664) in a lecture titled A Quiet Cult: The Continuing Allure of the Art of Vermeer on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 at the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Widener Collection

Washington, DC—In July and August, the department of adult programs at the National Gallery of Art presents the lecture series A Festival of Dutch Art in honor of Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century, the first project released in NGA Online Editions. Launched in April of this year, the web-based catalog by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque paintings at the National Gallery of Art, offers visitors in-depth information about the Gallery’s collection of Dutch paintings.

All lecture programs are presented free of charge and take place on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the West Building Lecture Hall, unless otherwise noted. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Summer Lecture Series: A Festival of Dutch Art

Dutch Treats
July 5, 6
Henriette Rahusen, exhibitions research assistant, department of northern baroque paintings, National Gallery of Art

Signs and Symbols in Jan Steen’s Paintings
July 12, 13
Eric Denker, lecturer, department of adult programs, National Gallery of Art

Imagination and Reality in Dutch Landscape Painting
July 19, 20
Alexandra Libby, guest lecturer, National Gallery of Art

Dressing the Part: Costume and Meaning in Dutch Portraits
July 26, 27
Lorena Baines, lecturer, National Gallery of Art

Behind the Smiles: Frans Hals and His Circle
August 2, 3
Dennis Weller, guest lecturer, National Gallery of Art

Digital Dutch: The Evolution of Online Editions’ “Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century”
August 9, 1:15 p.m.
August 10
Jennifer Henel, curatorial associate, department of northern naroque paintings, National Gallery of Art

A Quiet Cult: The Continuing Allure of the Art of Vermeer
August 16, 1:15 p.m.
August 17
David Gariff, lecturer, National Gallery of Art

Van Gogh’s Late Works
August 23, 24
Diane Arkin, lecturer and manager of adult program docents, National Gallery of Art

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