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OPENING DAY DEEP DIVE

Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age

Included with museum admission

Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10am - 5pm

Reservations are suggested for programs held in Morse

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Explore a world of sumptuous luxuries as we celebrate the opening of our new exhibition with art making, film and a conversation with curators, designers and artists about the enduring impact that 17th-century Amsterdam has on our lives today.

 

10:30-11:15 am

Presentation
Networkers, Thought Leaders and Fashionistas: Creating a Global Culture of Luxury
Reservations suggested by February 26 | Morse Auditorium

Karina Corrigan, The H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art at PEM, guides you through the cosmopolitan world of 17th-century Amsterdam and the global trade that changed Dutch art and design forever.

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Noon-3 pm

Drop-in Art Making
Guided Sketching: Nature into Art
Atrium

Join leading scientific artist and nature illustrator Sandy McDermott to sketch live insects following in the footsteps of 17th-century naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian. One of a few women artists working at the time, Merian traveled from Amsterdam to Surinam to document its variety of insects, contributing new knowledge to an emerging field of study. The book of her drawings published after her return has remained an influence on succeeding generations of botanical and insect illustrators. Bugworks, Sudbury MA, is providing live specimens for sketching.

 

1-2 pm

Panel
Unbroken: Ceramics and the Way we Live
Reservations suggested by February 26 | Morse Auditorium

As everyday as tonight's dinner dishes, as precious as collectible art objects - thanks in part to the Dutch import trade-- ceramics pervade our lives at scales both intimate and monumental. Join Tricia Foley, author and interior designer; Bouke de Vries, a contemporary Dutch artist whose pieces composed from recycled ceramics appear in Asia In Amsterdam; Femke Diercks, Curator of European Ceramics, Rijksmuseum, and Karina Corrigan, The H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art at PEM, for a lively discussion exploring the ways we live with and lust after the enduring beauty of ceramics.

Tricia Foley sign copies of her book Life/Style: Elegant Simplicity at Home after the discussion.

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3-4:15 pm

Film and Discussion
Empire: The Unintended Consequences of Dutch Colonialism
Reservations suggested by February 26 | Morse Auditorium

Join innovative multimedia filmmakers Eline Jongsma and Kel O'Neill as they explore "the human-scaled impact of the first global capitalist endeavor," tracing the Dutch East India Company's legacy on global culture and politics to the present day. Jongsma and O'Neill share clips and discuss creating their immersive and award-winning documentary Empire: The Unintended Consequences of Dutch Colonialism

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Made possible by the Lowell Institute and as part of the Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

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