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Scholar’s Day: Jacob van Ruisdael: Dutch master of landscape

symposium: 7 November 2005

Museum information

In conjunction with the Jacob van Ruisdael exhibition opening October 23, 2005, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be hosting a study day on Monday November 7, 2005.

The first major survey of Jacob van Ruisdael’s work in over 20 years, this exhibition will present 45 paintings, including View of Haarlem with Bleaching Grounds (Mauritshuis) and The Jewish Cemetery (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden), 30 drawings and all 13 of the etchings, some in multiple states. Ruisdael’s work has been discussed at length in terms of meaning and intention, often pushing larger issues of his oeuvre to the side. So little is known about Ruisdael’s personality and character that the remarkable and tenacious ambition he shows in his work has often been overlooked.


9:30 Registration, coffee and welcome (Seminar Room)
10:30-12:30 Discussion (in exhibition space): Ruisdael in Haarlem
12:00-2:00 Box lunch (Seminar Room)
2:00-4:00 Discussion: Ruisdael in Amsterdam

The exhibition space will remain open until 5:00 pm.

The exhibition catalogue, Jacob van Ruisdael: master of landscape (Yale University Press, 2005), by Seymour Slive, is available through the Museum Store Online at The Philadelphia Museum of Art is closed to the public on Mondays, and the Museum Store will be closed.


Registration Fee $25; students with ID $15. To register, please call the Museum’s Ticket Center at (215) 235 SHOW (7469). A per-ticket charge of $3 will be added to all orders.

Related Lecture

Scholar’s Day participants are also invited to attend the Eda G. Diskant Memorial Lecture “Jacob van Ruisdael: Dutch master of landscape” given by Seymour Slive on Sunday, November 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the Van Pelt Auditorium. Reception follows. Free after Museum admission.

Queries and questions: Lloyd DeWitt, Assistant Curator of European Paintings, 215-684-7222