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Gallery Talk: A Sweeping Panorama—Simon de Vlieger’s View of Weesp

Presented by Harvard Art Museums at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge MA

Jun 21 2022
Gallery Talk: A Sweeping Panorama—Simon de Vlieger’s View of Weesp

Simon de Vlieger, Dutch, View of Weesp, c. 1649–53. Black chalk, gray wash on off-white antique laid paper. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008.250.

Join us in person for a close look at Simon de Vlieger’s View of Weesp, with curatorial research associate Susan Anderson.

Seventeenth-century artist Simon de Vlieger was one of many Dutch draftsmen who captured panoramas of the cities and towns that surrounded them. In his observed and accurate drawing of Weesp, a municipality located outside Amsterdam on the river Vecht, aspects of this recognizable view speak to larger questions of commerce and the environment. Join curatorial research associate Susan Anderson to discover these details within the broader artistic and cultural milieu of landscape drawing in the

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Gallery talks are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The gallery talk reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

$20 Adults. $18 Seniors (65+). Free Sundays—free to all! Free All students with a valid ID. Free Harvard ID holders (plus one guest). Free Harvard Art Museums Friends. Free Youth under 18. Free Cambridge residents (proof of residency required).  Additional free admission opportunities

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