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Climate, Culture and Innovation in Dutch Maritime Painting

Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Free and open to the public

The New Bedford Whaling Museum stewards one of the most important maritime Dutch and Flemish paintings and prints collection outside of the Netherlands. Evidenced in the works highlighted in this exhibition (from c. 1595 through the 19th century) is how the climate of the time, deemed the “Little Ice Age,” perfectly coincided with one of the most culturally and economically lucrative eras in Dutch history, the “Dutch Golden Age.” This exhibition explores the Collection through the lenses of wind, climate, and the sea as the drivers behind a uniquely Dutch national identity.

Co-curated by Dr. Christina Connett Brophy, The Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Chair for the Chief Curator, and Dr. Roger Mandle, 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

Click here to view DE WIND IS OP! exhibition page.


Top Banner Caption: (detail) The PdP Monogrammist, a follower of Hendrik Cornelisz Vroom (circa 1566-1640). Ships and Whales in a Tempest, c. 1595. Oil on wooden panel, 14 ½ x 23 ¼ inches. 2001.100.4469. Fully conserved in 2017 with support from the Rose Lamb Gifford Fund and the Uriel Conservation Fund.


Exhibition Sponsors

Susan Sweetser Brenninkmeyer & Hans Brenninkmeyer

Kenneth T. & Mildred S. Gammons Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Cynthia & Douglas Crocker II
Carol M. Taylor & John H. Deknatel
The Howard Bayne Fund
Gurdon B. & Kathy Wattles

Tally & John N. Garfield, Jr.
Martha and Bernard A.G. Taradash
Sigrid & Ladd Thorne
Capt. & Mrs. Robert G. Walker

Boston Marine Society
Katherine Mierzwa & Michael Gerstein