Travel Scrapbook 1

After stopping in Rotterdam to visit the Bojmans Museum, Miss Frick continued through Delft on the way to The Hague, where she stayed at Hotel des Indes, the same hotel the family visited in 1896.

Travel scrapbook from a trip to France and the Netherlands, 1932. Helen Clay Frick Papers, Series: Travel

Dutch genre paintings of the seventeenth century show individuals in domestic settings going about their daily activities, such as letter writing, eating and drinking, or making music. Many of these seemingly straightforward scenes, however, contain moral lessons that are difficult for us to decipher today.

The cooperation between The Frick Collection in New York and the Mauritshuis in the Hague to produce the marvelous exhibition of paintings on view in the fall of 2013 in the Frick's galleries is not the first time art historical institutions in the two cities have collaborated.

Noted art critic and historian Hans den Hartog Jager interviewed Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra, known for her remarkable oeuvre of large-scale portraits, which were featured in a retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum last year. The artist discussed the relationship of contemporary photography and her own work to paintings by such artists as Rembrandt and Vermeer. 

―This program was made possible through the generous support of the Drue Heinz Trust.

The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis combines a truly great collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings with the spectacular setting of a seventeenth-century city palace in the historic center of The Hague. This lecture traces the history of the Mauritshuis's collection and the building that houses it, and offers a behind-the-scenes view of the current renovation and expansion of the museum.

Kate Bryan, Head of Contemporary, The Fine Art Society Contemporary, speaking on Rob and Nick Carter's Transforming Still Life Painting (2012)

© Rob and Nick Carter
Courtesy The Fine Art Society Contemporary and MPC