Join Gates Family Foundation Curator Timothy J. Standring in Sharp Auditorium for an introductory presentation on Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker, which showcases about 100 prints from Rembrandt van Rijn’s career spanning from 1625 to 1665, followed by a self-guided tour.
Unforgettable images of biblical, portrait, allegory, still life, landscape, and genre artworks of the time demonstrate the mastery that cemented Rembrandt as one of the greatest artists in history. The exhibition will show how Rembrandt used his view of the world around him to fuel his artistic journey, and will give a deeper understanding of his working habits as an artist, and moreover, as a printmaker.
- 4-4:30 pm: Presentation in Sharp Auditorium
- 4:30-5:30 pm: Self-tour of the exhibition. The curator will accompany the group up to the galleries and remain there for any questions/comments.
Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker will take a close look at Rembrandt’s innovative approach to printmaking that combined the three principle methods of intaglio: etching, drypoint, and engraving. While the exhibition focuses on Rembrandt's exploration of printmaking, several paintings and 17 drawings also will be on view to provide additional context about his creative process in all media.
Conversations with Curators feature lively discussions with different curators on the first Friday of the month. All Conversations are free with general admission and no reservations are needed.
Meet at 4 pm in Sharp Auditorium on the lower level of the Hamilton Building. First-come seating.
Image: Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait in a Cap, Wide-Eyed and Open-Mouthed, about 1630. Etching and drypoint; 2.09 x 1.81 in. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Department of Prints and Photography.