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Seminar: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566-1638)

Symposium: 16 March 2015

Information from the organizers, 13 February 2015

The Centraal Museum Utrecht kindly invites you to attend the seminar organized on the occasion of Pleasure & Piety. The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566-1638). The exhibition, produced in partnership with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston, brings together some forty of his most beautiful paintings and a dozen drawings from European and American museums and private collections.

The cost for attending the seminar, coffee, lunch, drinks and visit to the exhibition is € 60.00 TAX incl. The number of attendants is limited. Registration will take place in order of payment to Centraal Museum Utrecht / IBAN/SEPA: NL97RABO0174910649 / BIC: RABONL2U quoting ‘seminar Wtewael’.


10.00-10.45 coffee (with welcome by Edwin Jacobs, director of the Centraal Museum Utrecht)

10.45-11.00 Volker Manuth (Professor of Art History, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen – Art history department):
Welcome and Introduction

11.00-11.30 Anne W. Lowenthal (independent scholar and author of Joachim Wtewael and Dutch Mannerism (1986) and numerous other publications on the artist):
Wtewael’s Life in Art

11.30-12.00 Liesbeth M. Helmus (Curator of Old Masters, Centraal Museum Utrecht):
Love and Lust. Wtewael’s Personal Statement

12.00-12.30 James Clifton (Director of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and curator of Renaissance and Baroque painting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:
Hastening to See Christ. Religious Painting in an Age of Conflict

12.30-14.00 lunch and visit exhibition

14.00-14.30 Stijn Alsteens (Curator of Dutch and Flemish Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):
Wtewael as Draftsman

14.30-15.00 Marten Jan Bok (University of Amsterdam, Art history department):
Wtewael’s Netherlandish History Reconsidered

15.00-15.30 Gwen Tauber (Restorer Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam):
Wtewael’s Technique and Materials. Recent Discoveries

15.30-17.00 drinks and visit exhibition

Click here to download the program in PDF

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