DE WIND IS OP! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting
Friday October 18, 2019
$50 Members | $65 Non-Members | $25 Students with ID
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Advanced registration is strongly recommended.
In the major exhibition De Wind is Op! Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting, the New Bedford Whaling Museum explores its extraordinary collections of Golden Age Dutch and Flemish paintings through a fresh lens. These treasures are interpreted around the themes of wind, climate and sea as the drivers behind a uniquely Dutch national identity represented in maritime works of art of this period. To explore and discuss the exhibition and related themes in greater depth, the Whaling Museum has invited experts in the field to participate in the De Wind is Op! Symposium.
New Bedford Whaling Museum partners for this project include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard Art Museums, and the Dutch Culture USA Program of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The symposium is supported in part by Deborah and William R. Elfers.
See the detailed symposium schedule here or read an abbreviated schedule below.
9 am – 10 am | Registration, Coffee, and Exhibition Viewing
10 am – 10:30 am | Opening Remarks, Tour of De Wind is Op! Exhibition Themes and Highlights
Christina Connett Brophy, PhD, The Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Chair for the Chief Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum
Roger Mandle, PhD, Co-Founder of Design Art Technology Massachusetts (DATMA), Former Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Art, and former President of the Rhode Island School of Design
10:30 am – 11:10 am | De Wind is Op! (but not always)
Arthur Wheelock, Jr., Senior Advisor to The Leiden Collection. He recently retired as curator of Northern Baroque painting at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and as Professor of Art History at the University of Maryland
11:10 am – 11:30 am | Coffee Break
11:30 am – 12:10 pm | Monogrammist PDP: Storm and Strife in the Work of a Mysterious Early Marine Painter
Lawrence Otto Goedde, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Art, University of Virginia
12:10 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:10 pm | Early Personifications of the Wind, from Medieval Art to Flemish and Dutch Maps
Chet Van Duzer, Researcher in Residence, John Carter Brown Library
2:10 pm – 2:50 pm | Overseas: Maritime Imagery and Dutch Global Expansion
Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, Stanley H. Durwood Curatorial Fellow, Harvard Art Museums
2:50 pm – 3:10 pm | Coffee Break
3:10 pm – 3:50 pm | Maritime Art and Dutch Trade: What the Pictures Tell Us
Antien Knaap, Curatorial Research Fellow at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Benjamin Weiss, Director of Collections and Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Visual Culture, at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
4 pm – 5:00 pm | Display and Discussion of Dutch Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Prints from the NBWM Permanent Collections
Mark Procknik, Senior Librarian, New Bedford Whaling Museum
Michael P. Dyer, Curator of Maritime History, New Bedford Whaling Museum
5 pm – 6:30 pm | Reception and Closing Remarks