The American Friends of the Mauritshuis and The Netherland-America Foundation present:
Members Private Tour
Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Join us for two special curatorial walk-throughs by
Ilona van Tuinen
The Morgan Library and Museum
Rembrandt's First Masterpiece
Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver
Completed when he was just twenty-three years old, Rembrandt’s Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver has long been recognized as the artist’s first mature work, his first masterpiece. The painting demonstrates many of the characteristics that would come to define Rembrandt’s style: dramatic lighting, a rhythmic harmony of composition, and his exceptional ability to convey the emotional drama of a scene. Long held in a British private collection, the painting will be shown in the United States for the first time at the Morgan in Rembrandt’s First Masterpiece. Read more...
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a cultural grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.
Charles W. Engelhard Curator and Department Head, Department of Prints and Drawings
The Morgan Library and Museum
Hans Memling: Portraiture, Piety, and a Reunited Altarpiece
Triptych of Jan Crabbe
Completed around 1470 in Bruges, Hans Memling's Triptych of Jan Crabbe was dismembered in the 18th century and has never before been reconstructed for an American audience. Two panels from the altarpiece are among the finest paintings owned by the Morgan Library & Museum, where they have long been on permanent view in Pierpont Morgan’s Study. This exhibition brings together the scattered elements of the famous triptych, reuniting the Morgan inner wings with the central panel now owned by the Musei Civici in Vicenza, Italy, and the outer wings from the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, Belgium. Read more...
Free for current (2016) members of the AFMh and The NAF. Reserve early, space is limited.
If you would like to join as a new member, or renew your membership in the AMFh, please click here.
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To continue the conversation afterwards, please join us at:
Library Hotel -Bookmarks (four blocks North from The Morgan)
299 Madison Ave, #14
New York, NY 10017
Questions? Please contact:
The Netherland-America Foundation
And The Board of Directors of the American Friends of the Mauritshuis
Invite you to a private tour of:
Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture
Led by Stijn Alsteens, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, enjoyed an international career that took him from his native Flanders to Italy, France, and, ultimately, the court of Charles I in London. Van Dyck’s supremely elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life—whether real or imagined—made him the favorite portraitist of many of the most powerful and interesting figures of the seventeenth century. This is the most comprehensive exhibition ever organized on Van Dyck’s activity and process as a portraitist and the first major exhibition on the artist to be held in the United States in over twenty years. Through approximately one hundred works, the exhibition explores the astounding versatility and inventiveness of a portrait specialist, the stylistic development of a draftsman and painter, and the efficiency and genius of an artist in action. Read more…
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 12:00-1:00pm
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
New York, NY 10021
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Anthony van Dyck, Mary, Lady van Dyck, née Ruthven, ca. 1640. Oil on canvas. Museo Nacional del Prado
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Mauritshuis in The Hague, will be honored this spring at the Netherland-America Foundation Ambassadors’ Awards Dinner in Washington DC. Dr. Gordenker will receive the Ambassador K. Terry Dornbush Award, named for and endowed by the U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands (1994-1998), K. Terry Dornbush. The award pays tribute to ‘individuals whose marked contributions in the fields of philanthropy, education or culture in the Netherlands or the United States have served to strengthen relations between the two countries’.
Please join me in celebrating Dr. Gordenker as she receives her award on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Mayflower Hotel. The Awards Dinner (black-tie optional) opens at 6:30 pm with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and formal presentations. The evening finishes with cordials and the opportunity for casual conversation. Dutch Ambassador Henne Schuwer serves as Honorary Chair of this event. Aruban-born television journalist Maureen Bunyan, anchor of ABC-affiliated television station WJLA-TV in Washington, DC, will deliver the evening's Keynote.
Two other individuals will receive awards named after past U.S. ambassadors to the Netherlands, recognizing the honorees’ outstanding contributions to furthering business, philanthropy, sustainability and cultural relations between our two countries. They are:
· William McDonough, founding architect/designer of William McDonough + Partners; a globally recognized leader in sustainable development with a major presence in the Netherlands,
· Victoria B. Mars, Chairman of Mars, Incorporated; a fourth-generation member of this U.S. family, and a promoter of sustainable developments and conservancy.
I hope that you will support Dr. Gordenker by attending the dinner. For more information and to register, please click here. For further information, please contact Mrs. Age Diedrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to and hope for your participation and involvement. Thank you.
Monica S. Sadler
Dr. Emilie Gordenker, Director, Mauritshuis
Invites you to a Member's Reception
Monday, January 25, 2016 from 5:30-7:00pm
In honor of Dr. Emilie Gordenker, Director of the Mauritshuis
With a presentation by Megan Salazar-Walsh
Assistant Conservator at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida
Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts
23 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
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tel: (212) 825-1221
Presentation for American Friends of the Mauritshuis
New York, January 25, 2016
Ms. Salazar Walsh was the Paintings Conservation Intern at the Mauritshuis, September 2013-February 2014. Her internship was supported by a grant from the American Friends of the Mauritshuis.
The recent renovations at the Mauritshuis provided the opportunity to research and treat the ensemble of fifteen decorative paintings made for the Golden Room. The paintings were commissioned around 1718 from the traveling Venetian artist, Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini (1675-1741). Six of these paintings, tondos depicting decorative flower arrangements, were in especially poor condition. Prior to this project, their attribution to Pellegrini was questioned. Through this research the relationship of these six paintings to the whole ensemble became apparent. This was established through careful study of Pellegrini’s painting technique augmented by the examination of cross-sections and subsequent elemental analysis carried out at Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam. The six tondos were undoubtedly part of the original decorative scheme for the Golden Room. We now have a better understanding of what their original appearance might have been and why they have degraded so differently from the rest of the ensemble.
Monday, January 25, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts - 23 E 69th St New York, NY 10021 - View Map
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Golden Room, The Mauritshuis
The Board of Directors of the American Friends of the Mauritshuis
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oil on canvas
overall: 120 x 101 cm (47 1/4 x 39 3/4 in.)
framed: 159.1 x 139.4 x 16.5 cm (62 5/8 x 54 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection 1937.1.76
Private Tour for
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High Museum of Art, Atlanta June 22, 2013–September 29, 2013
The Frick Collection, New York October 22, 2013–January 19, 2014
Lecture by Mauritshuis curator Edwin Buijsen
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at The Netherland Club of New York
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Otto Naumann Ltd, 22 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075