At the specialized exhibition "Women artists of the Dutch Golden Age"The life and work of several very successful Dutch artists from the 17th and early 18th centuries are considered, including Clara Peters, Judith Leister, Rachelle Ruysch and others.
The Dutch Golden Age was a period of unprecedented economic growth. A growing middle class of wealthy merchants fueled the demand for paintings and engravings of still lifes, portraits and scenes of everyday life. The formation of artists at that time was often part of the family business, for both men and women. While women faced more obstacles than their male counterparts, this exhibition shows that women of this era succeeded as artists, pushing the boundaries of what was possible in art and in life.