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Conversations with James Valentine

Love and other mysteries of the Dutch golden age

Join ABC presenter James Valentine and guests for a drink and chat about love and other mysteries in the Dutch golden age.

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Wednesdays 6.30pm
7, 14 February 2018


No bookings required

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Related exhibition: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

Rembrandt is a genius, or is he?

James Valentine chats about genius with Lily Serna from SBS’s Letters and numbers who also hosts the hit podcast Decoding genius, and Steven Alderton from the National Art School. Are we born with genius or is it created? Is a genius just the one who is remembered and has been lucky while others have disappeared into obscurity?


Wednesday 7 February 2018 6:30pm – 7pm

Capturing love

From Vermeer’s Woman reading a letter to Rodin’s The kiss, James Valentine looks at the artworks that celebrate love. Are works of love now commodified and caricatured or do we still value romance and passion? Joining James are relationship and dating expert Dr Nikki Goldstein and the Gallery’s Dr Josephine Touma. For this Valentine’s Day special, get involved and vote for your favourite work of love on the night.


Wednesday 14 February 2018 6:30pm – 7pm