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Carel Fabritius’ The Goldfinch: A Painting in Flight

Lecture: 30 October 2019

Carel Fabritius ‘The Goldfinch: A Painting in Flight

The American Friends of the Mauritshuis hosts a two-part lecture and discussion on The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, a painting regarded as one of the Golden Age’s most iconic by an artist often recognized as the greatest of Rembrandt’s many pupils.

Dr. Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Mauritshuis, and Dr. Adam Eaker, Assistant Curator of Northern European Painting at the Metropolitan Museum will explore the context and meaning of the world-renowned painting, its creator, and its role in the Mauritshuis collection as well as its place in the broader cultural landscape today. How did this relatively small and deceptively simple object become one of the most renowned paintings in the world?

October 30, 2019 – 7:30 pm
The Explorer’s Club
46 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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A Year at the Mauritshuis: Conservation, Technical Study, and Research of Cornelis de Heem’s Fruit Still Life

A free lecture will be given by Ellen Nigro, the 2018 recipient of the Fulbright-AFMh Grant, from 6:00-7:00 pm. The Fulbright-AFMh Grant is awarded annually to an outstanding American graduate student in paintings conservation.

During her year as the 2018-2019 Fulbright-AFMh Grant recipient, Ms. Nigro studied and conserved paintings in the Mauritshuis collection. Her talk will focus on the research aspects of her main project, a Fruit Still Lifeb y Cornelis de Heem. She will also highlight activities she completed at the University of Amsterdam as part of her Mauritshuis internship.

October 30, 2019 – 6:00-7:00 pm
Colnaghi Foundation
38 East 70thStreet
New York, NY 10021

Carel Fabritius (1622-1654), The Goldfinch, 1654 Mauritshuis, The Hague

Carel Fabritius (1622-1654), The Goldfinch, 1654
Mauritshuis, The Hague

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