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Win five double tickets to Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

IamExpat, together with the Amsterdam Museum, is offering five double tickets (worth 35 euros each) to the exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age in Amsterdam!

To participate, leave a comment below and tell us why you’d like to attend!

Details

  • Location: Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51
  • Time: Ongoing, 10am - 5pm
  • For more information about Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age, click here!

About Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is a grand semi-permanent exhibition of 17th century group portraits by three cultural powerhouses - the Amsterdam Museum, Rijksmuseum and Hermitage. The exhibition itself can be viewed in the Hermitage.

Big and beautiful

30 group portraits that are called "brothers and sisters" of Rembrandt’s Night Watch due to their subject and stature, impress with their beautiful art, uniqueness, history and size. Many paintings are so big they had to be lowered down through the museum’s roof by crane. The representations on the canvas are nearly life-size, letting visitors look directly into the eyes of Dutch history through some its most influential historical figures. It’s the first time that a large international audience gets to see all of these impressive pieces together.

The ruling rich

The paintings give insight into 17th century Dutch society and those who ruled: the bourgeoisie. Trade was booming, riches were flowing in and the country lacked a centralised royal family, church or authoritarian figures. Groups featured in the portraits include guilds (like the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons), regents, militias and civil associations in the Dutch Republic.

New: Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson

Now on view in Portraits of the Golden Age is the famous painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Deijman, painted by Rembrandt. Two anatomy cabinets were added to the exhibition, placing The Anatomy Lesson in the context of the traditional Dutch group portrait from the 17th century for the first time.

Please note, ticket competition winners are announced on the closing date. Each winner will receive one double ticket. Remember to check this page or your IamExpat inbox to see if you've been selected!

Golden Age portraits Nicolaes Pickenoy
Nicolaes Eliasz. Pickenoy (1591 - 1653)
Banquet of civic guardsmen from the company of captain Jacob Backer and lieutenant Jacob Rogh
1632, collection Amsterdam Museum.


The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Deijman, by Rembrandt

All images courtesy of the Amsterdam Museum

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