2020 Spring Meeting and Presentation

“The Dutch Golden Age: Mennonite to the Core”

Illustrated Presentation

Lauren Friesen

David M. French Professor Emeritus

University of Michigan

ILLINOIS MENNONITE MUSEUM  675 STATE RTE. 116  Germantown Hills, IL

10 A.M.  MARCH 28, 2020

PUBLIC INVITED.  LUNCH PROVIDED.  FREEWILL OFFERING.

   The Dutch Golden Age was an era when the visual arts, medicine, business, education, theatre, poetry, theology, and publication flourished. 

Mennonites were deeply engaged with all of these disciplines. This illustrated presentation will cover the basic contours of the Mennonite involvement.

Rembrandt circle (painting), Nicolas Bidloo (medicine), Joost von den Vondel (drama) and the Mennonite founder of the Golden Age, Carel van Mander, will receive special attention.