National Gallery of Art announces Winter Landscapes Exhibition

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Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch - "IJsgezicht met jager die een otter toont" - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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 theNational 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.