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A Weather Eye: Dutch Painters Invent Atmosphere

April 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the the principal lecture of the exhibition Opulence in Disguise: The Netherlands Golden Age, featuring John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

A renowned expert on Flemish art, Walsh has written a number of articles and catalogs on the subject of 17th century Dutch paintings and is the author of many acclaimed books, including Jan Steen, The Drawing Lesson, and The J. Paul Getty Museum and Its Collections: A Museum for the New Century.

Prior to his directorship at the Getty, Walsh was a paintings curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has taught courses on the history of art at Columbia and Harvard University, and he is currently a visiting professor in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University.