This groundbreaking exhibition reflects the ways in which 17th-century Dutch paintings represent the various socioeconomic groups of the new Dutch Republic, from the Princes of Orange to the most indigent. Featuring 75 portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, and seascapes from both American and European collections, the exhibition examines the way that different social classes were depicted by such artists as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gerard ter Borch, and Gabriel Metsu. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition with the curator, look closely at works of art on display, and discuss possible connections with their World History or Visual Arts curricula.