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