Anthony Van Dyck exhibition opens in New York
On February 29, Representative Geert De Proost and Secretary general Koen Verlaeckt attended the opening of the Anthony Van Dyck exhibition at the Frick Collection in New York. "The Anatomy of Portraiture" is the largest and most ambitious exhibition about this Flemish Baroque painter in 20 years on American soil.
The exhibition includes one hundred works from collections of major institutions such as the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the National Gallery in London. Three works on display come from Belgium. The exhibition has a Flemish co-curator, Stijn Alsteens.
The exhibition is an excellent opportunity for the American audience to get acquainted with the Flemish mastery and fits within the series of exhibitions of Flemish Masters in prestigious museums (Jan Gossaert - Metropolitan Museum in 2009, Ensor - MOMA in 2009, Rogier van der Weyden – Prado in 2015).
The General Representation of Flanders in New York supports the exhibition. And several other Flemish cultural projects in New York this spring: The Marcel Broodthaers retrospective at MOMA and the Red Star Line exposition on Ellis Island to name a few.
The Anthony Van Dyck exhibition "The Anatomy of Portraiture" can be visited from March 2 to June 5, 2016 at The Frick Collection.
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