Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

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Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

Published on June 7, 2022

Between the late 16th century and the early 18th century, artists working in the Netherlands—then known as the Dutch Republic—produced an extraordinary number of landscape drawings. Many of these works depicted sites that were either recognizable as or evocative of the country’s cities, villages, and countryside. This profusion of local imagery coincided with the young country’s quest for global dominion, as well as with war and dramatic ecological change at home. 

With 90 works selected almost entirely from the holdings of the Harvard Art Museums and the Maida and George Abrams Collection, this exhibition demonstrates how Dutch artists navigated intersections, or crossroads, between artistic traditions and environmental realities through their drawings.

The exhibition runs from May 21 - August 14, 2022 at the Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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