Monday, July 16, 2012

Rembrandt in America at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

June 24, 2012- September 15, 2012

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–69), Portrait of a Girl Wearing a Gold-Trimmed Cloak (detail), 1632, oil on panel, © Private Collection, New York.

"Rembrandt in America" brings together the largest number of authentic paintings by the famous Dutch master ever assembled in the United States. This groundbreaking exhibition opened June 24 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Featuring rarely seen work from two dozen museums and a few extraordinary private collections, the exhibition traces the arc of Rembrand's career and influence as revealed in fifty paintings. Approximately thirty are bona fide works by the master. All were purchased as authentic Rembrandts for American collections, but modern scholarship has re-attributed some. Others are still debated and the exhibition presents them as open questions for public consideration. "Rembrandt in America" was organized and presented by the MIA, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Read more at Art Daily

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