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April 2016

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P E A B O D Y E S S E X M U S E U M 161 Essex St. | Salem, MA | pem.org Artists in Japan, Jewel box, about 1640. Wood covered in lacquer with ivory and gilded metal mounts. Purchased in part with funds donated in honor of Anne G. Studzinski, 2009. © 2010 Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Dennis Helmar Photography. Artists in Deccan, India, Palampore (detail), 1710–50. Cotton embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped threads. Peabody Essex Museum, Veldman-Eecen Collection. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM. Spices, lacquer, porcelain, diamonds and sumptuous textiles brought back on Dutch ships filled the canal houses of wealthy families in Amsterdam, a vibrant city with connections all over the world. Through June 5, 2016 Co-organized with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, this exhibition of superlative works of art explores the transformative impact that Asian luxuries had on Dutch art and life in the Golden Age. The Richard C. von Hess Foundation, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund supported Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age. Eaton Vance Management sponsored the exhibition. The exhibition has also been made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, and the Netherland-America Foundation. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. Judith S. Howe, Nancy and Thomas Lurie, Chip and Susan Robie, Dr. Edward G. Tiedemann Jr., Mr. Jurrien Timmer, Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Ernst H. von Metzsch, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Weld, and the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support. Music courtesy of Harmonia Mundi USA: "The Golden Dream: 17th-Century Music from the Low Countries." Performed by The Newberry Consort, with Marion Verbruggen and Paul O'Dette.

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