Symposium Dutch Drawings on the Horizon4 nov - 21 jan 2022
Menschell Hall Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
A Day of Talks in Honor of George S. Abrams
November 4, 2017, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
This symposium brings together international experts on 17th-century Dutch drawings in honor of George S. Abrams (Harvard College ’54, Harvard Law ’57). Mr. Abrams and his late wife, Maida, pioneered the collecting of Dutch drawings in the United States and have been a unifying force for study and scholarship in the field. Their generous gift of 110 works in 1999 transformed the Harvard Art Museums’ Dutch drawings collection into one of the most comprehensive in any U.S. museum. Speakers will use the vast breadth and depth of the Abrams Collection as a touchstone for discussing the exceptional draftsmanship of the Dutch Golden Age, from Goltzius to Rembrandt.
Stijn Alsteens, International Head, Department of Old Master Drawings, Christie’s
Susan Anderson, Curatorial Research Associate for Dutch and Flemish Drawings, Harvard Art Museums; and Curator, Maida and George Abrams Collection
Ger Luijten, Director, Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection
William W. Robinson, Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings, emeritus, Harvard Art Museums
Martin Royalton-Kisch, former Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, The British Museum
Gregory Rubinstein, Senior Director and Head of Old Master & Early British Drawings, Sotheby’s Worldwide
Peter Schatborn, Head of the Rijksprentenkabinet, emeritus, Rijksmuseum
Jane Turner, Head of the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum; and Editor, Master Drawings
Time and Location
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
10am – 4pm (Doors will open at 9:30am. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.)
Free and open to the public. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Support for this program is provided by the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Support Fund.