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Dutch American 2021 | Heritage Day

Come celebrate the proud history of Dutch-American influence in West Michigan with a wonderful, traditional Dutch dinner, fun and festivities for all. Don’t miss an opportunity to enter for a chanceto win an April 8-16, 2022 cruise for two,including airfare from Witte Travel & Tours!Get more information on the cruise at:www.netherlandswaterwaycruise.com   […]

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DIS Day at Nelis Dutch Village

FREE for DIS Members and immediate family! We will be hosting another DIS Day at Nelis’ Dutch Village in Holland, Michigan on Saturday, September 11 from 1-4pm. While we know that this is not close to all of our members, we know that there are quite a few within driving distance of[…]

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31st Annual Holland Festival Long Beach

We are excited to announce; the 31st Annual Holland Festival in Long Beach is scheduled to be held on September 5th, 2021. Due to the pandemic we had to cancel the festivals usually held during Memorial Day Weekend in May of last year and this year. With more events coming[…]

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DIS Day at Nelis Dutch Village September 11, 2021 1-4pm

It’s been over two years since the current board took over operations from DIS – and what a two years it’s been! While it’s been a challenging period, the board has been happy to receive a number of donations and encouraging notes. As we’ve mentioned previously, we’re committed to keeping[…]

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NAF Webinar Dutch Slave Resistance in New York

From its initial conquest in the early 17th century, Dutch settlers in New Netherland adopted African slavery as an instrument of colonization and economic development. Even after the English established control of the colony in 1664, however, Dutch-speaking settlers remained important slaveholders in New York well into the 18th and[…]

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History, Memory, and Legacy: Jamaica Kincaid, Rosana Paulino, and Cheryl Finley in Conversation—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 3)

Renowned writer Jamaica Kincaid and groundbreaking visual artist Rosana Paulino will discuss their explorations of the legacies of slavery in their work. They will be joined in conversation by eminent art historian Cheryl Finley. This is the third session of Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade:[…]

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The Work of Objects: Interpretation within and beyond Museum Walls—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 4)

This session includes brief talks, followed by a roundtable discussion, by academics and museum professionals who focus on Dutch and American art and history. Speakers will discuss specific objects—ranging from the 17th to the 21st century—that have posed interpretive and museological challenges. They will also present new possibilities for considering[…]

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De-centering/Re-centering: Forging New Museological and Historical Narratives—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 2)

This session brings together historians and art historians whose work has, on the one hand, been grounded in art museum collections and, on the other, challenged traditional museological narratives of slavery’s legacies in the Netherlands and the Americas. This is the second session of Art Museums and the Legacies of[…]

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Exhibiting Slavery and Representing Black Lives—Art Museums and the Legacies of the Dutch Slave Trade: Curating Histories, Envisioning Futures (Part 1)

Curators will discuss their work on groundbreaking projects in the Netherlands and the United States, namely the Rijksmuseum’s current Slavery exhibition, the Rembrandthuis Museum’s exhibition Here: Black in Rembrandt’s Time, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s reinstallation of its permanent collection, and the Museums Are Not Neutral initiative. They[…]

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