Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rembrandt Road Trip

5 Rembrandt Not to Miss Shows Across America
by Miriam Schulman
REMBRANDT IN AMERICA More than 30 paintings by the master are included in this touring show, which traces the history of Rembrandt in United States collections. Oct. 30 through Jan. 22 at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; (919) 839-6262, ncartmuseum.org. Travels to the Cleveland Museum of Art (Feb. 19 through May 28) and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (June 24 through Sept. 16).
Rembrandt in America is the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American exhibition and the first major exhibition to explore in depth the collecting history of Rembrandt paintings in America. The NCMA is the only East Coast venue for this exceptional show that features works of art from across the United States, including some of the finest paintings residing in American collections. This must-see exhibition has been more than five years in the making.

THE CLEMENT C. MOORE II COLLECTION OF SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY DUTCH DRAWINGS This show of works on paper by Rembrandt and other draftsmen of the Dutch Golden Age includes some material that has never been seen in public. Jan. 20 through April 29 at the Morgan Library & Museum, Manhattan; (212) 685-0008, themorgan.org.

REMBRANDT AND DEGAS: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN  The first show to explore Rembrandt’s influence on Degas includes early self-portraits by both artists. The exhibition groups together pieces from all over the world, from the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. Highlights include a never before exhibited self-portrait by Degas from a private collection and a wonderful panel self-portrait by Rembrandt on loan from the Alte Pinakothek. Rembrandt’s etchings are among the pieces, as well as the Rijksmuseum’s own “'Self-Portrait at a young age”. After wrapping up at the Rijksmuseum, the exhibition is scheduled to move on to The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown (November 2011 – February 2012) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York  Feb. 23 through May 20, metmuseum.org.

The Bruce Museum, Greenwich CT
through Jan 8, 2011
Finest private collection of Dutch drawings. Exhibition will be supplemented by two borrowed oil paintings from private collections from Sept. 14- Oct 10, 2011

Philadelphia Museum
Through October 30, 2011
Brings together for the first time many of Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn’s finest paintings, prints and drawings that portray Jesus and events described in the Bible. Travels to Detroit Institute of Arts November 20, 2011 - Feb. 12, 2012

Where will you see Rembrandt this year?

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