Saturday, August 04, 2012

From Destination Salem, About PEM, Regarding Beautiful Artwork

I was so excited to see that this is happening.  If you saw the first exhibit and loved it, you will be equally happy to see this one, which features some works you have seen and some you have not.

We are reposting the blog that Destination Salem wrote because a) it is very good, and b) I went up to Pepperell, MA to try to go skydiving today and didn't have time to write my own post!

So here it is, with full credit to Kate Fox at Destination Salem!  Thanks, Kate!!


Posted: 04 Aug 2012 06:13 AM PDT

Following the tremendous public and critical acclaim of the Peabody Essex Museum's 2011 exhibition, Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection, the museum is proud to once again exhibit works from the renowned Van Otterloo collection. Featuring 17th century paintings,Golden Light, Selections from the Van Otterloo Collection explores Dutch art and life in the 1600s through masterworks by Hendrick Avercamp, Frans Hals, Pieter Claesz, Jan Brueghel the Elder and notable others. Golden Light will be on view at PEM from August 11, 2012 to September 1, 2013.

Over the last two decades, Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo have assembled one of the world’s best private collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art. Superb in condition and impeccable in provenance, the Van Otterloo collection boasts exemplary paintings, furniture, and decorative arts from the Golden Age – an era of unsurpassed artistic, cultural, scientific, and commercial accomplishment in the Netherlands.

1 comment:

  1. I was just telling my friend Paula that the Dutch Masters were returning to the PEM when we were at the Currier Museum in New Hampshire the other day. They had a couple pieces by Dutch painters and it reminded me of how much I totally loved the exhibit that the PEM had. Such beautifully detailed work!