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Johan Maurits and the Mauritshuis

Online event: 14 April 2021

The American Friends of the Mauritshuis organizes a special lunchtime webinar on the topic of Johan Maurits and the Mauritshuis.

Featuring Mauritshuis Executive Director, Martine Gosselink, and Curator Lea van der Vinde, the discussion will spotlight the Mauritshuis’ new permanent display of 11 artworks – ten paintings and a sculpture – which recount the story of the museum’s founder, Johan Maurits, Dutch Brazil, and the history of the Mauritshuis as a building and museum.

This two-part presentation also includes a discourse on insights and current research projects that shed new light on Johan Maurits and the international slave trade.  Ph.D. candidate Caroline Monteiro, and Assistant Professor Erik Odegard (both University of Leiden) highlight their work on the subject, giving further context and meaning to the Mauritshuis’ permanent installation.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:00 – 1:15 pm EST
For details and registration of this free Zoom Webinar, please sign up here.

Jan de Baen (1633-1702), Portrait of Johan Maurits, 1668-1670
Mauritshuis, Den Haag

For more information about the new permanent display Johan Maurits and the Mauritshuis, as well as the painting by Jan de Baen, Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-1679) Count of Nassau-Siegen and Founder of the Maurtishuis, ca. 1668-70, in the museum’s permanent collection, please see this page.