Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

By Harvard Art Museums

Towns, farms, waterways, and woods—discover how Rembrandt, Van Goyen, Van Ruisdael, and more approached these subjects as meditations on humankind’s relationship with the environment.

A drawing of a landscape with a road curving to the left bordered by a wooded fence, in the distance there are trees and houses, with sheep grazing in the field.
Saturday, May 21 10am – Sunday, August 14 5pm

Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
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Ages: 7 to Adults.

Contact

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Cost

$20 Adults

$18 Seniors (65+)

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Location

  • In-person only.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Neighborhood 9

University Research Gallery, University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

Additional information

Between the late 16th century and the early 18th century, artists working in the Netherlands—then known as the Dutch Republic—produced an extraordinary number of landscape drawings. Many of these works depicted sites that were either recognizable as or evocative of the country’s cities, villages, and countryside. This profusion of local imagery coincided with the young country’s quest for global dominion, as well as with war and dramatic ecological change at home.