Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675),
Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665,
oil on canvas, 17½ x 15 inches,
A rare traveling exhibition of masterpieces of Dutch art featuring works by Vermeer, Hals, Rembrandt, and others will visit the United States in 2013 while the collection's home at the Mauritshuis in the Netherlands undergoes renovation. The exhibition, "Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis" makes just three stops in the U.S. and will be on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, beginning in June 2013. The Council of Independent Colleges has the good fortune of an unusual partnership with the High Museum to take advantage of this opportunity and is pleased to announce a seminar for faculty members who teach art history at CIC colleges and universities on "Dutch Art, Patrons, and Markets" to be held in conjunction with the exhibit. The goal of the seminar is to strengthen the teaching of art history to undergraduates at smaller colleges and universities.
This seminar is made possible with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.