Bus Trip to
The National Gallery, Washington DC
Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting:
Inspiration and Rivalry
December 3, 2017
This landmark exhibition examines the artistic
exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from 1650
to 1675, when they reached the height of their technical ability
and mastery of depictions of domestic life. The exhibition brings
together some 65 works by Vermeer and his fellow painters of the
Dutch Golden Age, including Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter
de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Caspar Netscher, and
Jan Steen. Juxtaposing paintings related by theme, composition,
and technique, the exhibition explores how these artists inspired,
rivaled, surpassed, and pushed each other to greater artistic
Reservations are due by November 3, 2017.
Download a printable reservation form here.
|You are invited to
“A Dickens Holiday Soiree”, hosted by Dr. Mary Simmonds and
her husband Dick Stewart, on Saturday, December 9 (5 to 8
pm), at their home at 1811 Warren St., New Cumberland.
The Soiree’s Dickens ambiance will be enhanced by Dr. Simmonds’
collection of “A Christmas Carol” themed decorations, including
the Byer’s Collection of Carolers of the story’s major characters,
Dickens Village ceramic houses, as well as three-foot-tall dolls
of Scrooge, Marley, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and Tiny Tim.
To add to the enjoyment, there will be appearances throughout the
evening of the four ghosts, and a themed menu.
Dress is Victorian costume, or holiday attire. Join Scrooge to
“keep Christmas well if any man possessed the knowledge”!
Reservations are $50
or $55 at the door.
Order your tickets now!
Full of anecdotes, evidence, and
historical documentation, this first-hand account of AAH through
the years lets you experience the cultural development of the
most important cities in North
America. Proceeds benefit the
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