At the HNA reception at Syracuse University’s Lubin House on February 17, 2017, the following new officers were introduced: Paul Crenshaw as president and Louisa Wood Ruby as vice-president. Paul was known to members already as the former vice-president. Both will serve in their respective positions until 2021. Amy Golahny transitions from President to the position of Past-President, which for our organization is a valued service position. We would like to thank especially Stephanie Dickey, the outgoing Past-President and board member for many years, for her service to HNA. Our thanks also go to Henry Luttikhuizen and Christine Sellin who kindly offered to stand as candidates for the offices of president and vice-president in the election November 2016.
A special moment at the reception came when Paul Crenshaw introduced Alison Kettering, Editor-in-Chief of JHNA, who thanked the authors and supporters of volume 9:1, a special issue of JHNA dedicated to the late Walter Liedtke. Co-edited by Stephanie Dickey, Alison Kettering, and Nadine Orenstein, the issue contains seventeen essays, many of which shed light on works in the Met’s collection of Dutch paintings, overseen by Walter from 1980 until his death in 2015. Two printed copies of the volume were produced for the occasion. Stephanie presented one to Walter’s widow, Nancy Liedtke, and one to Dr. Thomas Campbell, as Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for deposit in the Met library. This issue and all volumes of JHNA are available on-line at: www.jhna.org.
HNA also sponsored a tour of the Hercules Segers exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, led by Nadine Orenstein.
The HNA-sponsored session at the CAA Conference was “The Netherlands and the Global Baroque,” chaired by Caroline Fowler, with papers delivered by Adam Eaker, Marsely Kehoe, Christina An.