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.
THE VAN OTTERLOO COLLECTION
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.