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The Golden Age: highlights from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Exhibition: 25 October 2005 - 15 January 2006

10th year of earthquake restoration, a commemorative exhibition


Temporary Exhibition Gallery


Ruud Priem, Independent curator / Education coordinator, Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History

From the museum website

As Holland’s largest museum, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is renowned the world over for its outstanding collection of Dutch works from the 17th century, which is often referred to as the Golden Age of Dutch Art. The great works of art of Rembrandt, Vermeer and other leading painters of their time have been profoundly influential in the history of art and to this day remain well-known and loved by the people of the world. This exhibition will be comprised of a large number of famed 17th century Dutch masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam collection, such as Vermeer’s The Love Letter and Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait, and will also feature handicraft works from the same period. A total of approximately 90 works will be on display, introducing this Golden Age from a variety of perspectives. Kobe will be the only city in Japan to host this international touring exhibition.


The Golden Age: highlights from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Ruud Priem
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2005 in Melbourne (National Gallery of Victoria) and in 2005-06 in Kobe (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art)
293 pp., 27 cm., text in Japanese and English
Kobe (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art) 2005

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