In collaboration with the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, the Harvard Art Museums present Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age, a three-part lecture series delivered by Eric Jan Sluijter, professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam and the 2019 Erasmus Lecturer at Harvard University.
The Erasmus Lectureship on the History and the Civilization of the Netherlands and Flanders invites lecturers to spend a semester in any department of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. The lectureship was endowed in 1967 by donations from individuals and businesses in the Netherlands and from Dutch expatriates in the United States. In 1994, the endowment was enlarged by a donation from the Government of Flanders.
Erasmus Lectures 2019, Harvard University
Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age
Eric Jan Sluijter, Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam, and Erasmus Lecturer, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
Friday, February 22, 2019 – 4:00pm
“‘Here is the stock exchange and the money, and the love of art’: On the Value of History Paintings in Rembrandt’s Amsterdam”
Friday, March 1, 2019 – 4:00pm
“Artistic Competition and Creative Imitation: Ter Borch, Van Mieris, Steen, Dou, Metsu and Vermeer”
Friday, March 8, 2019 – 4:00pm
“Rivals in Rendering Horror: Rembrandt, Rubens and Tragedy”
The lectures will take place at Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.