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Going Dutch at Lunch – Water, Water, Everywhere: Picturing Water in 17th-Century Dutch Art

Online event: 7 November 2023

Going Dutch at Lunch

A series of free online lunchtime Zoom webinars organized by the Royal Museums Greenwich to accompany The Van de Veldes: Greenwich, Art and the Sea exhibition, currently on show at the Queen’s House, Greenwich.

Advance registration is free but required. All talks take place via Zoom from 12:00-13:00 GMT. Please see the event website for more information.

Water, Water, Everywhere: Picturing Water in 17th-Century Dutch Art

Talk given by Sarah W. Mallory, Assistant Curator of Drawings and Print, The Morgan Library and Museum

Watery interludes—be it shallow ponds, canals, rivers, or seas—are quintessential features of seventeenth-century Dutch landscape drawings, prints, and paintings.

This talk will examine a variety of dazzling artworks to explore the special relationship between water, art, and Dutch culture. We will consider why and how artists depicted water, and the ways in which their artworks continue to impact the world in which we live.

Sarah W. Mallory

Sarah W. Mallory is the Annette and Oscar de la Renta Assistant Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Morgan Library and Museum in New York.

Her dissertation, which she is now completing at Harvard University, looks to environmental and colonial histories to interpret depictions of wetlands in seventeenth-century Dutch art. She previously held internships and positions at The Frick Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Harvard Art Museums.

In 2021, she co-organized the international conference ‘Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures,’ and is co-editor of the ensuing volume (Brill, 2024), which is supported by the Kress Foundation.

Her work has appeared in Master Drawings, and recent publications include an essay on images of Dutch Mauritius, in ‘Dutch Golden Age(s): The Shaping of a Cultural Community’ (Brepols, 2021).

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