The Smith College Museum of Art houses over three hundred Netherlandish objects. The collection comprises paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, and drawings from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Among the highlights are a silverpoint by Dieric Bouts, three states of Rembrandt’s Three Crosses (3rd, 4th, and 5th), a painting by Maria van Oosterwijck, and a prayer nut from the workshop of Adam Dircksz. Other strengths include drawings by Jacques Savery, Bartholomeus Spranger, and Abraham Bloemaert and engravings by Jan Steen, Hendrik Goltzius, Lucas van Leyden, Adriaen van Ostade, and Jan Saenredam. Several paintings and sculptures are currently on display in the permanent galleries on the second floor, such as paintings by Hendrick ter Brugghen, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Jan van Goyen. Works on paper may be displayed in cabinets on a rotating basis and are available for study in the Cunningham Center.
Danielle Carrabino, Curator of Painting and Sculpture (October 2019)