Now on view in our Center for Netherlandish Art’s Gallery for Innovative Scholarship, a new exhibition—the first in the Americas dedicated to Michaelina Wautier—is centered around the artist’s rare series The Five Senses (1650) and a remarkable Self-Portrait making its public debut in the US.
“Michaelina Wautier and The Five Senses: Innovation in 17th-Century Flemish Painting” presents new scholarship about Wautier and her unusual career as a female painter working in mid-17th-century Brussels. The exhibition was organized by the MFA’s Center for Netherlandish Art in collaboration with Professor Jeffrey Muller and six doctoral students from Brown University. The exhibition is also accompanied by the first volume of the digital publication series CNA Studies.
Learn more about the exhibition and the digital publication here.
“Michaelina Wautier and The Five Senses: Innovation in 17th-Century Flemish Painting” and the Center for Netherlandish Art’s Gallery for Innovative Scholarship is sponsored by Northern Trust. Additional support from the Government of Flanders – Flanders Investment & Trade.
The Founders of the Center for Netherlandish Art are Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo and Susan and Matthew Weatherbie.