CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Jan Miense Molenaer, painter of the Dutch Golden Age

Exhibition: 25 January - 16 March 2003


Dennis Weller

Museum information

The first monograpic show devoted to this innovative and often comical Dutch master. This critical reassessment of the Dutch master explores his deft combination of entertaining images and instructive messages, his facility with typical Dutch subjects, and his considerable innovation with religious and allegorical scenes. The significance of Molenaer’s work for later Dutch painters, particularly Jan Steen, is also examined. Drawn from public and private collections in Europe and the U.S., the exhibition features approximately 45 paintings from the late 1620s through the 1660s and includes both Molenaer’s better-known works and many little-known paintings.


Dennis P. Weller, Jan Miense Molenaer: painter of the Dutch Golden Age, with essays by Cynthia von Bogendorf Rupprath and Mariët Westermann, Raleigh (North Carolina Museum of Art) 2002.
ISBN: 0-88259-987-9 (hardbound)
ISBN: 0-88259-988-7 (paperbound).

Other venues

Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art (October 2002)
Manchester, New Hampshire, The Currier Gallery of Art (April 2003).