Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age: Erasmus Lectures on the History and Civilization of the Netherlands and Flanders


Friday, March 1, 2019, 3:30pm to 4:30pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

Harvard Art MuseumsIn collaboration with the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, the Harvard Art Museums present Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age, a three-part lecture series delivered by Eric Jan Sluijter, professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam and the 2019 Erasmus Lecturer in Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture.

Jan Sluijter’s lecture will examine the important role of artistic competition and will consider both Rembrandt’s and Rubens’s rivalry with the Senecan tragedies that were performed on the stages of Amsterdam and Antwerp, particularly in their depiction of terrifying occurrences, violent passions, and gruesome deeds.

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 3:30pm. Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 3:30 pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person. After the lecture, guests are invited to visit our 17th-century Dutch galleries until 6 pm. Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.

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