Five years in the making, the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever shown in the United States is garnering high praise. Rembrandt in America packs a double punch, focusing not only on the actual works but equally exploring the history of Americans collecting Rembrandt’s paintings. From the widespread popularity of Rembrandt’s work in the 18th century to the European economic downfall in the early 19th century that led to wealthy Americans expanding their personal collections with Rembrandt additions, the dissemination of the artist’s work is just as captivating as his masterpieces.
The exhibit consists of nearly 50 paintings and is culled from some of the most impressive private and public art collections in the U.S. Proving the depth of this exhibit, all but one Rembrandt from both the National Gallery and the Met collections were donated.
Rembrandt in America is currently on the move from the North Carolina Museum of Art to the Cleveland Museum of Art (February 19 – May 26, 2012) and making a final stop at the Minneapolis Museum of Art (June 24 – September 16, 2012).
Great review by Hyperallergic here.
Galerie Michael’s current Rembrandt exhibit, A Window Into The World of Rembrandt, will be on display until February 5, 2012. Click here to see the exhibition page.
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