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In collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art

February 9, 2013

Allegorical Portrait of an Artist by Michiel van Musscher (Used with permission from NCMA)

Join us for our return to the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh! This seminar features Curator of Northern European Art Dennis P. Weller, Conservator of Paintings Noelle Ocon, and art historian Hans J. Van Miegroet as they discuss the life of great 17th-century Dutch paintings, from their conception through their execution, sale, and conservation. Participants will also have the chance to view the NCMA’s outstanding collection of Dutch paintings. The seminar starts with a two-part exploration of how Hals, Rembrandt, and Vermeer created their stunning masterpieces, examining their creative processes and how they used the tools and methods of their craft. We then situate their work in the context of the 17th century. Focusing on the circulation of Dutch paintings, painters, and dealers across national and continental boundaries, we’ll learn about how new primary, secondary, and tertiary art markets emerged and how artists and dealers developed new strategies to sell paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries. To better understand how these artists actually worked, a lecture devoted to the conservation of such works will take participants beneath their surface to uncover their true genius.

Topics and Speakers

The Genius of Dutch Golden-Age Painting
Dennis P. Weller, Curator of Northern European Art, North Carolina Museum of Art

Idea to Image: The Creative Process
Dennis P. Weller

Large-Scale Production and Global Distribution of Netherlandish Paintings in the Early-Modern Period
Hans J. Van Miegroet, Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University

Conserving the Past in the Present
Noelle Ocon, Conservator of Paintings, North Carolina Museum of Art

What Makes a Masterpiece?
A panel discussion with our speakers

Time and Cost
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013. The tuition is $140 ($125 by January 30). Tuition for teachers is $70 ($62.50 by January 30). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. Lunch is included in the cost.

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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar.