Pressly Forum: Arthur J. Wheelock, Jr., "My Time with Vermeers"

Pressly Forum: Arthur J. Wheelock, Jr., "My Time with Vermeers"

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture

Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr. has spent much of his career thinking about Vermeer and his paintings. As curator of Northern Baroque Painting at the National Gallery of Art, Professor Wheelock curated the exhibition "Johannes Vermeer," a show of twenty-one of the Dutch master's paintings that became one of the most remarkable blockbusters in museum history. That show, and its exhibition catalog, is only the most well-known of Professor Wheelock's writing and thinking about Vermeer. Now, with the opening of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, "Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry," Professor Wheelock returns once again to his favorite subject. In this Pressly Forum, Professor Wheelock reflects on his career with Vermeer(s) and will offer an insider's look at the current exhibition. Please join us for this Dutch Treat! 

The Pressly Forum is named in honor of its founder, Bill Pressly, a Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology for 25 years. Bill began the forum, originally known as the "Faculty Forum," in 2009 with the goal of fostering community within the department by bringing faculty together in an informal setting to share their current work with colleagues. A light lunch will be available at 11:30 and the lecture will begin at noon.