An exhibit of Dutch masterpieces on view now at Atlanta's High Museum of Art

Gerrit Dou's painting "Dog at Rest." (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

When speaking of fine art, the term “Dutch masters” encompasses a broad category roughly spanning the 17th century that might refer to artists working in still life, portraiture or landscape, and evoke names including Rembrandt and Vermeer.

A new exhibition at the High Museum, “Dutch Art in a Global Age,” aims to deepen curiosity and reveal new contexts for some of the most extraordinary work of this period, considering the history of international trade, colonialism and conquest that changed the Netherlands at that time.

The collection, on loan from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, will be on view at the High through July 14.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with the High Museum curator of European art Claudia Einecke about the exhibit.