Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) Opens 17th Century and the Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries

. May 8, 2013

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has opened a suite of five galleries, including the newly renovated Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery and the Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries, which showcase nearly every facet of art from Great Britain.

After a closure of almost a year, the Art of the Netherlands Gallery reopens with 30 paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters, including seven paintings by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn. Illustrating the full range of art production in the Netherlands, the gallery includes fine landscapes, still lifes, genre scenes, portraits, and religious histories, complemented by decorative art objects. The renovation was made possible by Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, who have also loaned 18 works to the MFA that are currently on display.

In addition, two 18th-century period rooms from Great Britain have been reinstalled at the MFA as part of the Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries. They are the Newland House Drawing Room, which has not been on view at the Museum since the 1970s, and the Hamilton Palace Dining Room. Complementing them is a gallery for British Art 1560-1830. The Hartman Galleries showcase paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, and works on paper. The Hartman Collection of silver is on display in the Hamilton Palace room and includes superb examples of silver made in London by Huguenot craftsmen between 1680 and 1760.

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