The Dutch Golden Age: Mennonite to the Core
April 6, 7, 8, 9 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Jennings Auditorium, Greencroft Goshen Community Center
The Dutch Golden Age was an era when the visual arts, medicine, business, education, theater, poetry, theology, and publication flourished. Mennonites were deeply engaged with all of these disciplines. This illustrated presentation will cover the basic contours of Mennonite involvement. Attention will be given to Carel van Mander (art schools), Nicolas Bidloo (medicine),
Joost von den Vondel (drama), Hans de Reis (Benevolent Society) and Rembrandt’s complex affiliation with the Mennonites.
Lauren Friesen is a professor emeritus of theatre and dance at the University of Michigan.