Art Gallery of Alberta

Media Release

For Immediate Release
March 22, 2013

New AGA exhibition is a rare opportunity to see works on paper by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan van Goyen and Vincent van Gogh.

EDMONTON, AB (March 22/13) – The Art Gallery of Alberta’s (AGA) is thrilled to present Dutch Landscapes from Rembrandt to Van Gogh, organized by the National Gallery of Canada, opening tomorrow Saturday, March 23, 2013 and running until June 16, 2013. This exciting exhibition features over 60 works of art, including a drawing by Vincent van Gogh and four of Rembrandt’s famous etchings, from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Vincent van Gogh’s drawing, The Swamp, is a signature artwork from the National Gallery of Canada’s collection. Executed early on in Van Gogh’s artistic career in 1881, the work features a rare view of a Dutch site sketched from nature, and it displays the Van Gogh’s deep love of the Netherland’s landscape. In order to protect this delicate work on paper, The Swamp will be behind a curtain, which visitors will have to draw back in order to view the detailed drawing.

The Dutch landscape and its typical motifs, such as the canals and the windmills, have been a source of endless inspiration for the Dutch artists who have captured their character over the centuries. The works in this exhibition explore the emergence and blossoming of the Dutch landscape tradition over the course of three centuries.

A special in-gallery talk about Dutch Landscapes from Rembrandt to Van Gogh featuring Joan Greer, Associate Professor in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies and member of the Science and Technology in Society Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Alberta, will take place in the exhibition space on Thursday, April 11 at 7 pm. Tickets are $15/$10 AGA Members and are available now at youraga.ca.

Dutch Landscapes from Rembrandt to Van Gogh is organized by the National Gallery of Canada for the National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta exhibition program. It is presented with the support of Capital Powered Art, and exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power.

For more information about current and future AGA exhibitions, please visit youraga.ca.

For media information, media visits and interviews please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist

T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca


Public Programs and Events

Public Programs

Dutch Landscapes In-Gallery Talk featuring Joan Greer
Thursday, April 11, 7 pm
$15/$10 AGA Members

Art for Lunch: Printmaking and the Dutch Landscape Tradition
Thursday, April 18, 12:10-12:50 pm
Free

BMO All Day Sunday: AGA Landscapes
Sunday, April 28, 12-4 pm
Free with Gallery admission

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.