The BSSO organisation is very proud to announce that the conference dinner of this BSSO edition will be held in the historical Renaissance Room of the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem.
From November 2017 to March 2018 runs the exposition The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age.
This exposition matches perfectly with the theme of the BSSO Conference!

The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age presents the first ever overview of humour in seventeenth-century painting.
Rarely have more humorous paintings been produced than in the Dutch Golden Age.
Naughty children, stupid peasants, foolish dandies and befuddled drunks, quack doctors, pimps, procuresses, lazy maids and lusty ladies - they figure in large numbers in Golden Age masterpieces.

Frans Hals Museum, Groot Heiligland 62, on 10 minute walk of the Philharmonie. For information: Press Release
Link to Frans Hals museum

*Limited Attendance

Frans Hals, Pekelharing, 1628-30, oil on canvas, 75 x 61,5 cm, Museumlandschaft Hessen Kassel, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel
Gerard van Honthorst, Smiling Girl, a Courtisane, Holding an Obscene Image, 1625, oil on canvas, 46,9 x 60 cm, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis