Past events and exhibitions
January 18, 2019 — March 1, 2019
Stetson University (DeLand, FL)
Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, known collectively as Rembrandt, is one of the most influential printmakers in art history. He created copper plate etchings that featured a wide range of subjects — from self-portraits to studies of street life. His etched prints showcase comedic expression and sober social commentary that have inspired innumerable printmakers for centuries. Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center will display more than 40 of the master artist’s etchings. More info.
February 22, March 1, and March 8, 2019
Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA)
In collaboration with the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, the Harvard Art Museums present Art and Competition in the Dutch Golden Age, a three-part lecture series delivered by Eric Jan Sluijter, professor emeritus at the University of Amsterdam and the 2019 Erasmus Lecturer at Harvard University. More info.
Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Self Portrait in Velvet Cap and Plume’ (c. 1638)
March 3, 2019 – June 9, 2019
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
A portrait is typically understood to be a faithful reproduction of a person’s likeness. Rembrandt complicated the genre, constructing identities through props, lighting, and ambiguous settings—leaving us to ask, “What is a portrait?” This spring, two portraits by Rembrandt van Rijn are visiting the Art Institute from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. The paintings, Portrait of a Boy and Self-Portrait, join the Art Institute’s own Old Man with a Gold Chain and Young Woman at an Open Half-Door for a look at Rembrandt’s approach to portraiture—one that is decidedly more complex than it may first appear. More info.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, ‘Old Man with a Gold Chain’ (1626-1636), © Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kimball Collection
March 15, 2019 – June 30, 2019
Telfair Museums (Savannah, GA)
This exhibition showcases 21 etchings with Judaic subjects by Rembrandt and one drawing by Rembrandt’s teacher Pieter Lastman (Dutch, 1583–1633). These works highlight the artist’s nuanced relationship with Amsterdam’s citizens of the Jewish faith, and the keen insights Rembrandt brought to interpretations of Old Testament Bible stories. More info.
Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn). Dutch, 1606–1669. Self Portrait Etching at a Window, 1648. Etching, drypoint, and burin; fourth of nine states. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1920
February 1, 2019 – June 16, 2019
Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, OH)
Spanning over three centuries, Life in the Age of Rembrandt features 17th-century art from the Golden Age of Dutch painting, and concludes with works of The Hague School of the late 19th century. This exclusive exhibition, shown only in Columbus, Ohio, showcases some 90 works, including 40 masterworks, many paired with a related object such as a print, a coin, Delftware, or silver. All of the works in the exhibition are on loan to from Dordrecht Museum, The Netherlands.
Rembrandt van Rijn, ‘Adoration of the Shepherds,’ 1654, Etching
A talk and reception at the Getty Center, Los Angeles
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium
The enduring power of Rembrandt’s art resonates especially strongly in Southern California. Home to the third-largest collection of Rembrandt’s paintings in the United States—as well as substantial holdings of drawings and prints—the region’s rich collection of the Dutch master’s paintings are explored in detail in the website Rembrandt in Southern California, newly relaunched to mark the occasion of the 350th anniversary of his death in 1669.
Join curators from institutions across Los Angeles as they discuss Rembrandt’s versatility and impact in three different media:
Getty curator Stephanie Schrader offers insight into Rembrandt’s drawings and his keen interest in the cosmopolitan world around him: from the local Dutch landscape to the splendid clothing, jewelry, and weapons of the Mughal emperors; Getty curator Anne Woollett probes the secrets and celebrity of the painting Rembrandt Laughing, the most recent addition to the regional collection; and Cynthia Burlingham, deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Hammer Museum, together with Jacob Samuel, contemporary master etcher and UCLA faculty, deliberate Rembrandt as an inspirational model for today’s printmakers.
April 30, 2019 – July 28, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
The Met’s Department of Drawings & Prints’ quarterly rotation of works will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the death of the great Dutch draftsman, painter, and printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn. On display will be a selection of drawings and prints by the artist, from both the Department of Drawings and Prints and the Robert Lehman Collection, as well as an assortment of ephemeral material related to the etching revival and the cult of Rembrandt in the nineteenth century.
July 5, 2019 – September 17, 2019
Norton Museum of Art (Palm Beach, FL)
The Norton Museum of Art opened its ‘Small Worlds: Five Centuries of European Prints and Drawings from the Collection’ exhibition. Titled after Wassily Kandinsky’s 1922 print series Small Worlds, this exhibition comprises about 40 European drawings and prints made over the course of five centuries by artists ranging from Dürer to Picasso and including Dutch and Flemish artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, and Van Ostade.
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN, Dutch, 1606–1669 The Death of the Virgin, 1639 Etching and drypoint, Second state (of Usticke’s five) 16 x 12 3/8 in. (40.6 x 31.4 cm) Purchase, R.H. Norton Trust, 96.23