Subseries J. "Masters of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting." Mar. 18-May 13, 1984


Scope and Content Note

In 1984, the Philadelphia Museum of Art collaborated with the Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz of West Berlin, Germany and the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England to organize and exhibit an exhibition of 118 Dutch genre paintings. Peter Sutton, Associate Curator of European Paintings before 1900, installed the exhibition in Philadelphia and wrote the award-winning catalogue that accompanied the show. The majority of the works featured in this exhibition were lent to the Museum, and a large portion of these records relate to lending institutions and works on loan. Correspondence, lectures, and materials relating to the exhibition catalogue constitute another prominent aspect of the exhibition records along with research relating to individual artists. Administrative files pertain to all aspects of exhibition planning and implementation from the originating curatorial department and various support departments.