A never-before-seen small exhibition
of paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Younger. The famed painting,
Netherlandish Proverbs, is included in this first viewing on the
East Coast. Among the other works are Seven Acts of Mercy, The Wedding
Dance, Peasants Merrymaking and The Bird Trap. The exhibition is
supported in part by Astoria Federal Savings.
In conjunction with this exhibition, on Saturday,
September 29th at 11 am, the museum is presenting the first in a
series of Humanities Symposia devoted to themes that arise in our
upcoming exhibitions. This symposium will examine 16th & 17th
Century Flemish Culture. There will be a number of scholars who
will present their research on various topics related tot this theme.
The September 29th keynote speaker is Wolfgang Mieder, Ph.D., Professor
of German and Folklore at the University of Vermont.