Still Life of Fish and Cat by Clara Peeters, after 1620; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay
 

In the spotlight: inspiring works by Dutch women artists on display in Washington, D.C.

15 oktober 2019
'Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age' will be on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., from 11 October until 5 January.

This focus exhibition examines the lives and works of nine highly successful artists in the Netherlands during the 17th and early 18th centuries, including Judith Leyster, Clara Peeters and Rachel Ruysch.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. aims to address gender imbalances in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past and the present. Works on display in this exhibition were drawn primarily from the museum's own collection. The exhibition demonstrates that women artists should not be forgotten on the list of Dutch Old Masters.

'The Concert' by Judith Leyster, ca. 1633; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay

The Dutch Golden Age was a period of unprecedented economic growth and high artistic output. Today, paintings and prints by the Old Masters are well-known internationally, not least in the United States. Works by famous artists such as Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Judith Leyster are preserved in private and museum collections. Leading museums such as the National Museum of Women frequently put their paintings and prints by Old Masters on display. Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age is novel for its explicit focus on female painters and their lives.

Dates and times

16 Oct. 2019: Gallery talk about Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

11 Oct. 2019 – 5 Jan. 2020: Exhibit Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age on display

In the spotlight

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