Since the 19th century, a true exodus of paintings by Dutch masters from Europe to America took place. The Gilded Age had its fair share of extremely rich collectors, able to acquire the finest pieces from Dutch and European collections. This is the story of that exodus.
During this talk we will discuss how some of the best works of Dutch art ended up in American museums, while we will also analyse these works, telling the story of Dutch art through American collections. Masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer alongside works by lesser-known masters like Sweers and van Baburen show the best American museums have to offer in the field of Dutch art.
Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.