Walter Liedtke ǀ Vermeer’s Women – CANCELED

A note from the MIA:

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Walter Liedtke. We offer our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. 

The paintings of Johannes Vermeer are remarkable for their often subtle and sensitive interpretations of feminine character and his interest in the private lives of Dutch women during the most prosperous decades of the 1600s.

Walter Liedtke, curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, explores why this may reflect Vermeer’s private life—he lived with his wife and daughters in his mother-in-law’s house—but also the interests of his small circle of patrons and of the comparatively liberal views of Dutch social thinking at the time.