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Reframing Dutch and Flemish Art at the MFA’s Center for Netherlandish Art: Issues of Globalization and Legacies of Capitalism

Online event: 13 October 2021

Christopher Atkins, Director of the MFA’s Center for Netherlandish Art
13 October, 6:00-7:00 pm EST on Zoom
Organized by the Department of Art & Architecture, Boston University.
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This fall the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston launches the Center for Netherlandish Art with a reinstalled suite of galleries for Dutch and Flemish art. Christopher Atkins, Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director of the CNA, will preview the galleries that take a visual culture approach that foregrounds issues of globalization and legacies of capitalism alongside art historical concerns. He also will address the goals, strategies, and initial programs of the CNA that, in conjunction with the new galleries, seek to articulate the relevance and vitality of the historical material for our present and our future.

Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606-1684), Interior of a Painter’s Studio, ca. 1630
Gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston