Watch Metropolitan Museum of Art educator and popular Travel with the Met lecturer Inés Powell reflect on her Spanish homeland in this Connections episode, produced by the Museum—and join her on a nine-night tour from Brussels to Amsterdam in October. “Anytime that I feel a little bit nostalgic about Spain,” she notes in the video clip, “all I have to do is walk around the galleries.” And, anytime that you want to thrill at seeing art, especially European art of a certain age, turn to Inés Powell!
Originally from Bilbao and trained at NYU Institute of Fine Arts, what really gets Inés Powell going is 17th-Century European Painting. She was still in graduate school when she gave her first gallery talk at the Met and today, almost thirty years later, she’s developed a devoted following for both her talks at the Met and her lectures on Travel with the Met tours around the world.
She will next lecture next on Belgium & The Netherlands, October 11 to 21, 2015, including Brussels and Antwerp and a visit to the recently reopened Mauritshuis in The Hague (where Girl with a Pearl Earring is back on display!).
Discover outstanding museums and palaces in Holland and Belgium. Begin in Brussels, where highlights include a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts and a chocolate-making demonstration. In Ghent, admire the magnificent Cathedral of St. Bavo and Jan and Hubert van Eyck’s famous Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, better known as the Ghent Altarpiece. Stop in Antwerp to visit the Rubens House, Rockox House, and Museum Mayer van den Bergh. In The Hague, with its stately townhouses, see the outstanding collection at the newly reopened Mauritshuis, home to Vermeer’s celebrated Girl with a Pearl Earring. Marvel at works by Bruegel the Elder, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh at Rotterdam’s Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum. In charming Haarlem, explore the Frans Hals Museum, with the world’s largest collection of works by the Golden Age artist, and the Teylers Museum, the first and oldest museum in the Netherlands. Conclude in Amsterdam with visits to the Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House Museum, and Museum van Loon. Sample Dutch cheese during a specially arranged tasting, and enjoy an excursion to stunning Het Loo Palace.
Other highlights during this exceptional journey include a private tour and lunch at Chateau Beloeil and an after-hours, behind-the-scenes visit and private dinner at Panorama Mesdag. In addition, we are planning an opportunity to draw at the Boijmans Van Beuningen with a museum instructor. Click here for a PDF of the trip brochure. For additional details about this tour, please contact Abigail Grazl at (212) 514-8921 or firstname.lastname@example.org