The Dutch Baroque – Virtual Conference

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer (1665) The Mauritshuis.

Promotional photo for The Dutch Baroque conference, courtesy of the Timken Museum of Art.

Wednesday April 20, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.



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In the 17th century, the Dutch Republic was the most prosperous nation in Europe. Art, military force, science and commerce were at their peak. Simultaneously, a break with monarchist and Catholic cultural traditions allowed interest in religious paintings to decline. Additionally, a burgeoning middle class sought new genres of painting that would help beautify their homes and reflect their tastes and interests.

Landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and still lifes became increasingly popular at this time. Many of the most popular artists of the 1600s also hailed from this region. This docent-led conference on Dutch Baroque will highlight artists such as Pieter Claesz, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael and Johannes Vermeer.

Date | Wednesday April 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location | In line

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This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit or contact Alexandra Riley at [email protected] or by phone at (619) 550-5955.

Angela C. Hale