CODART Study Trip to New York: program and registration

On 28-30 October 2007 CODART and Walter Liedtke of the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, will organize a three-day CODART study trip on the occasion of the exhibition The age of Rembrandt: Dutch paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the publication of the first catalogue of those holdings. The Metropolitan Museum is home to the finest collection of Dutch art outside of Europe and all 228 of these masterpieces will be displayed together for the first time. Broadly outlining how the collection was formed, the exhibition will reflect the taste for Dutch art in America and among New York’s great collectors of the past two centuries.

Participants in this trip will have an excellent opportunity to see and study the collection (Monday the museum is closed to the public, but not to us!), enjoy guided tours by curators, discuss the works and network with their colleagues. Participants will also be able to visit the exhibitions Drawings and prints from Holland’s Golden Age: highlights from the collection and Tapestry in the Baroque: threads of splendor. The first exhibition will display a selection of drawings and prints by artists active in Holland during the 17th century, chosen from the Museum’s collection. The works will include pieces by Rembrandt van Rijn, Jacob van Ruisdael, Albert Cuyp, Adriaen van Ostade, Willem Buytewech, and Jacques de Gheyn II. The tapestry exhibition will show designs by Rubens and Jordaens and tapestries woven in Brussels as well as other capitals.

Registration

Deadline for registration is September 1. You can register by sending an e-mail to info@codart.nl. After receiving your registration e-mail a confirmation letter will be send together with the invoice.

The study trip fee is 100 euros. The fee includes visits to different museums and their collections, two receptions, one lunch and one breakfast. During the upcoming month other activities might be added to the program, we are working hard on that and will keep you updated! The fee can be paid on our bank account, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)/PayPal via our website, see www.codart.nl/fees.

Accommodation

We found a ***-hotel, The Amsterdam Court Hotel, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 50th Street and Broadway. This hotel is situated in the historic Theater District, only four blocks from Times Square. The group price is 265 US DOLLARS (= approx. 195 EURO) per night per person, including city taxes, arrival Sunday 28 October and departure Tuesday 30 October. If you would like to stay at the group hotel, please contact us as soon as possible, but before Friday 31 August. If you wish to extend your visit beyond this period, you will have to make your own arrangements for lodgings, or contact the hotel at www.nychotels.com.

Preliminary program, as of 29 August 2007

Sunday, 28 October 2007
10:00-17:00 The age of Rembrandt: Dutch paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art – preliminary viewing.
17:30-19:00 Reception at a New York art dealer.
Monday, 29 October 2007
09:45-10:00 Welcome.
10:00-12:30 Introduction and visit to the exhibition The age of Rembrandt: Dutch paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Walter Liedtke, curator.
12:30-14:00 Lunch offered by New York art dealer.
14:00-15:30 Continued discussion in galleries with Walter Liedtke and visit to Drawings and prints from Holland’s Golden Age: highlights from the collection with Nadine Orenstein, curator, and Stijn Alsteens, associate curator.
15:30-16:30 Optional tours:
1. Tapestry in the Baroque: threads of splendor with Tom Campbell, curator.
OR:
2. 15th-16th century collection of early Netherlandish painting with Maryan Ainsworth, curator.
17:00-18:30 Reception at the Met.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
08:30-10:00 Breakfast at the Frick and viewing of the collection with Louisa Wood Ruby, Head of Photoarchive Research at the Frick Collection.
10:30-12:00 Private collection viewing.