The exhibit Rembrandt in America opened this week on its final stop at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This exhibition marks the largest collection of Rembrandts ever assembled in the United States. The exhibit features 50 works on loan from over 20 museums and a few rare pieces from private collections.
The theme of Rembrandt in America focuses on the artistic growth of the 17th-century Dutch master. The paintings plot the development of Rembrandt and his signature style of complex light and shading to depict distinctly human and moving subjects. The show highlights some of the world’s most famous paintings such as the 1659 self-portrait of Rembrandt and the 1664 painting Lucretia from the National Gallery of Art.
Rembrandt in America was organized by the MIA, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. The exhibit will be on view until September 16, 2012.
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