March 2018: Tour of Gazing Ball by Jeff Koons

Please join alumni of MIT, Harvard, Columbia, Fulbright, McGill, Oxbridge and many others for a tour of De Nieuwe Kerk’s 2018 Masterpiece: Gazing Ball. The work is from the Gazing Ball Paintings series by American artist Jeff Koons (b. 1955), which began in 2014. Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints) is a wondrous combination of a handpainted version of Madonna and Child with Four Saints (1500–01) by Italian Renaissance painter Perugino and a smooth cobalt-blue glass ball.

The Nieuwe Kerk Masterpiece series presents works of art so extraordinary that they are almost never loaned out, because of their fragility or their status as beloved favourites. Many of the works featured in the series have an obvious or unexpected religious or spiritual dimension. Each one is a work that calls for contemplation and introspection and dazzles visitors in the breath-taking surroundings of De Nieuwe Kerk’s gothic interior.

Date: Sunday 18 March
Time: Meet at the entrance of De Nieuwe Kerk at 15:30. Private tour from 16:00 – 16:45. Thereafter a drink (on own account) from 16:45 – 18:00 at the Cafe adjacent to De Nieuwe Kerk.
Location: De Nieuwe Kerk, Dam, Amsterdam
Open to: Harvard alumni and Ivy Circle members.
Registration: Please sign up before 15 March to on a first come first serve basis. Places are limited.
Price: EUR 19 without Museum Jaarkaart and EUR 10 with Museum Jaarkaart p.p. Please wire the fee before 15 March after you have received a confirmation from Carine to: Harvard Club of the Netherlands, NL66 TRIO 0198 487 622, stating your name and “Jeff Koons”.