National Gallery of Art Announces Renowned Winter Landscapes Exhibition

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WASHINGTON, DC.- In the first exhibition devoted to Dutch landscape artist Hendrick Avercamp (1585–1634), scenes of ice skating, sleigh rides, and outdoor games on frozen canals and waterways bring to life the lively pastimes and day-to-day bustle of the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic. On view in the West Building Dutch Cabinet Galleries at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from March 21 through July 5, 2010, “Hendrick Avercamp: The Little Ice Age” will feature some 15 paintings and 15 drawings that capture the harsh winters of the period and the activities they made possible. “Avercamp’s images capture a timeless quality that resonates to this day, making his winter landscapes quintessential representations of 17th-century Holland,” said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art. “We are grateful to the museums and private collectors in Europe and the United States who graciously agreed to lend their delic

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