Education Programs for Time and Transformation in 17th Century Dutch Art
Aug. 20 – Oct. 30, 2005
RINGLING SPOTLIGHT SERIES
Education programs for Time and Transformation will explore how the enormous social changes of the Reformation, the realization of Dutch independence, and unprecedented prosperity led to a distinctly Dutch “way of seeing.” All Spotlights take place on Fridays, from 9:30-11:30 AM. Meet in the lobby of the Museum of Art.
September 23 2005
“A Way of Seeing”: Dutch Art in the 17th Century
Using the Ringling Museum’s permanent collection and the special exhibition, this program looks at how the development of Holland’s national identity is reflected in its painting, printmaking, and drawing and compares it to the work of contemporary artists in Flanders and Italy.
Francoise Hack-Lof, Assistant Curator, Museum of Art
Maureen Thomas-Zaremba, Associate Curator of Education
September 30, 2005
Understanding an Exhibition: Time and Transformation
Take some time and be transformed with this guided tour that examines the historic and artistic themes presented in this exhibition. We will take a close look at a selection of works, and then step back to see how they support the ideas presented in this exhibition.
Todd Magreta, 2005/2006 Curatorial Fellow, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
October 7, 2005
Godly Patriotism: Faith, Pride and Prosperity During Holland’s Golden Age
In 1609 Holland became an independent nation and the newly formed country entered a century of unparalleled affluence. Stressing capitalism and Calvinism, the emerging Dutch middle became Holland’s art patrons commissioning works of art that reflect the young nation’s faith, pride and prosperity. See how these ideas are reflected in the works in Time and Transformation.
Dr. Paul Grootkerk, Associate Professor, Art History, Ringling School of Art and Design
Specializing in Renaissance and Baroque art history, Dr. Grootkerk is a native of Amsterdam, his family having lived in the Netherlands since 1492 following the expulsion of the Jewish population of Spain.
Viewpoints brings internationally respected curators, scholars, and critics; it takes place on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Cook Theater in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
Saturday, October 8:
Earth, Wind and Fire: Dealing with Life's Unsettling Moments in the Dutch Arcadia
The 17th century Dutch thought of their land as a new Arcadia, one that they had forged from the sea with windmills and dikes, creating vibrant cities and fertile fields. Dramatic fires and floods, however, frequently disrupted their lives. How the Dutch dealt with these disasters in their art and literature tells much about the nature of that remarkable society.
Dr. Arthur Wheelock, Curator of Northern Baroque Painting; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. is curator of northern baroque painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and professor of art history at the University of Maryland. He has lectured widely on Dutch and Flemish art and has written a number of books and articles,; He has received a number of honors throughout his career; at the time of the Dutch-American Bicentennial (1982), he was named Knight Officer in the Order of the Orange-Nassau by the Dutch Government.
Tickets for ViewPoints and Spotlights are $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Enrollment for all programs is limited and many programs sell out in advance. Advance registration is advised to guarantee your program choice. For Advance Tickets call 941-358-3180
Saturdays for Educators: Saturday, September 24, 9:00am to noon
Looking for Work: Careers in Art!
Our featured exhibition, Time and Transformation in Dutch 17th Century Art, will inspire new ways of thinking about contemporary career paths. From elementary classroom teachers to high school specialists, the gallery experience and hands-on activities will generate new classroom projects, internship ideas, and community service opportunities. Curriculum Connections: Art and Careers -
All Programs for Educators are offered free of charge to Florida teachers and fill up quickly; registration required. RSVP directly to Nicole Crane, Associate Curator of Education: Scholastic Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to the Ringling Museum Web-site Education Page at www.ringling.org.
Docent led tours of this exhibition are available. Daily schedules are posted in the Museum lobby.
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