Vermeer-related symposium

April 8th, 2009

Holland’s Golden Age in America: Collecting the Art of Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals
Friday and Saturday, May 15-16
Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library


United States art collections holds more than 1/3 of Vermeer’s known output (14 out of 36). How did and why did they get there?

from the Frick website:
This two-day symposium will explore the growing taste for Dutch Old Masters among collectors of the Gilded Age and beyond, such as Henry Marquand, Benjamin Altman, John G. Johnson, Henry Clay Frick, and Norton Simon. Peter Sutton, Executive Director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, will give the keynote address.

The event is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (212) 547-6894 or email The symposium is made possible through the generosity of the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands with additional support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

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