BM&HT supports ‘A Dutch Golden Age’
8th June 2018
Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust is proud to support a new exhibition at Cannon Hall Museum this June where visitors can experience an extraordinary moment in art history and enjoy masterpieces by many brilliant painters.
‘A Dutch Golden Age’ opens at the museum from 16 June to 16 September, giving people a chance to delve into a wide variety of paintings, find out about the artists who produced them, the places they saw, and the times they lived in.
Painting and framing conservation for the exhibition was made possible through funding from the Woodmansterne Art Conservation Fund and the Idlewild Trust, as well as generous donations from the public and our Joseph Locke Partners.
In the 17th Century, the Dutch Republic had a booming economy, new political and religious independence and a flourishing art market. Seascapes, portraits, landscapes, domestic scenes, urban views and still life paintings were all produced and purchased in vast numbers.
The nature and volume of this body of artwork has often been called ‘a window onto Dutch society’, with its depictions of family members, churches, houses, leisure activities and the ever-present views of seas and rivers.
Admission to ‘A Dutch Golden Age’ is free with donations welcome during your visit.
Enjoy going Dutch in the summer holidays! There are plenty of events and activities for families to enjoy as part of our season celebrating Dutch painters. Download A Dutch Golden Age exhibition programme at Cannon Hall Museum.