Between 1-7 September The Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, invited to a 7 days art excursion to the Netherlands, as a preparation to their upcoming temporarily exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age, which will be on show between 31 October 2014 – 15 February 2015 in the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, Hungary.
The exhibition will provide images on a large scale from the period of 17th-century Dutch art, one of the golden ages of European culture. It will not only focus on Rembrandt, the greatest master of the period, by whom 20 masterpieces will be on display but it will also showcase over 170 works by some 100 painters of which 40 originate from the Museum of Fine Arts’ rich Dutch collection.
During the Friends’ trip the Members could deepen their knowledge in the field of Dutch art, through the paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer and their contemporaries. Lead by Art historian dr. István Németh, former colleague of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, beside many other sights they visited the Rijksmuseum and the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam, the Frans Hals Museum and the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Mauritshuis in Haag and also the Vermeer Centrum in Delft.