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Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

Friday, 4 March 2016 to Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Dutch artists of the seventeenth century painted ordinary people doing everyday things. They offer us a glimpse into the rumbustious life of village taverns and peasant cottages, and the quiet domesticity of courtyards and parlours. ... Read more about Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer

Book tickets
'A Twelfth Night Feast' by Jan Steen

Private Evening View for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Friday, 4 March 2016 to Sunday, 24 July 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Groups can enjoy a Private Evening View of 'Masters of the Everyday' at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse. ... Read more about Private Evening View for groups - Masters of the Everyday

'A Woman at her Toilet' by Jan Steen

Private Evening Talk and View for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Friday, 4 March 2016 to Sunday, 24 July 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

During this exclusive after-hours event, your group can engage in more depth with Masters of the Everyday: Dutch Artists in the Age of Vermeer as part of a Private Evening Talk and View. ... Read more about Private Evening Talk and View for groups - Masters of the Everyday

Creative Course - Drawing Workshop: The Art and Science of Vermeer

Sunday, 1 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Create a series of drawings under the guidance of artist Damian Callan using the techniques that Vermeer and his associates reputedly employed. ... Read more about Creative Course - Drawing Workshop: The Art and Science of Vermeer

Family Activities: Make a Masterpiece

Saturday, 7 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Explore the exhibition and create your own masterpiece in a watercolour workshop led by local artist Gemma Coyle. This drop in activity is free with your exhibition ticket or 1- Year Pass. Suitable for all ages.

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Exhibition lecture - Comedy of the Everyday: Painting in the Dutch Golden Age

Tuesday, 10 May 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Painting in the Dutch Golden Age was often designed to amuse. ... Read more about Exhibition lecture - Comedy of the Everyday: Painting in the Dutch Golden Age

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Adriaen van Ostade's 'Interior of a Peasant's Cottage'

Thursday, 2 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator, Royal Collection Trust, examines this intriguing painting by Adriaen van Ostade and Dutch art's influence in general on later Scottish artists, particularly Sir David Wilkie. ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Adriaen van Ostade's 'Interior of a Peasant's Cottage'

Lunchtime Lecture - Vermeer and the Illusion of Reality

Thursday, 16 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Some people believe that Vermeer used lenses and other optical equipment to create his amazingly realistic paintings, but is this true? ... Read more about Lunchtime Lecture - Vermeer and the Illusion of Reality

Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Light and Life in the Work of Pieter de Hooch

Thursday, 16 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Learning Curator Dr Richard Williams explores the world of the feminine depicted in De Hooch's A Courtyard in Delft at Evening: a Woman Spinning ... Read more about Gallery Ten-minute Talk - Light and Life in the Work of Pieter de Hooch

Access Event: Workshops for local Community Groups

Friday, 24 June 2016
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Free staff-led workshops are available for groups with charitable status. These fun and engaging sessions are designed to make participants who may not be used to visiting a gallery feel welcome. ... Read more about Access Event: Workshops for local Community Groups

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