This course challenges students to think about issues of gender and sexuality in painting. Its focus is Amsterdam in the Golden Age, a particularly fascinating episode in the social and art historical history of the Netherlands. The course offers an introduction to art and history of the Dutch Golden Age, as well as a general overview of art, gender, and sexuality in 17th-century Amsterdam. Students learn how to look at representations of gender and sexuality in the work of Rembrandt and his contemporaries. The intensive fields trips to art museums and historical sites expand on materials discussed in the lectures, while students learn how to look at and think about the visual arts made in Amsterdam, their summer host.