The Harvard Art Museums have received a spectacular gift of 330 master drawings from the Dutch Golden Age
The Harvard Art Museums have received a spectacular gift of 330 master drawings from the Dutch Golden Age. The gift was announced by George S. Abrams (Harvard A.B. ’54, LL.B. ’57), the esteemed Boston-based collector, at a dinner held in his honor last night. At the event, Abrams was also appointed Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
- Press releases and an image sheet are attached. The museums’ press release is also available online: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/about/press-media/harvard-art-museums-to-receive-transformative-gift-of-dutch-flemish-and-netherlandish-drawings
- A day-long public symposium, Dutch Drawings on the Horizon: A Day of Talks in Honor of George S. Abrams, begins today at 10am: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/dutch-drawings-on-the-horizon-a-day-of-talks-in-honor-of-george-s-abrams
- An exhibition of drawings from the Maida and George Abrams Collection is on display through January 14, 2018: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions/5604/the-art-of-drawing-in-the-early-dutch-golden-age-1590-1630-selected-works-from-the-abrams-collection
Note: The Boston Globe covered the news this morning: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2017/11/03/harvard-receives-landmark-gift-dutch-drawings/q5pmJyXZrJylQi6Szk7sWL/story.html