Reflecting on the past nine months of my life, I would say that my role as Research Coordinator for the current exhibition Rembrandt in America has been one of the highlights of my graduate career. The opportunity to work on the first ever Rembrandt paintings exhibition held at the museum definitely began with my graduate education at Case Western Reserve University and the unique relationship the university shares with the museum.
When you visit Rembrandt in America, be sure not to miss the companion exhibition, Rembrandt Prints from The Morgan Library & Museum. It is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see prints that rarely go on public view. The Morgan Library & Museum contains the largest and finest collection of prints by Rembrandt van Rijn.
Maybe you have noticed the backwards M in the logo of the current exhibition Rembrandt in America. It's not a typo.
Rembrandt in America is now on view at The Cleveland Museum of Art through May 28. You may know the artist’s name, but the exhibition offers the opportunity to explore his life and work and to understand why collecting his work in America was so important.
This is the first of a series of blogs that will dig deeper into topics related to the exhibition. We’ll start with offering 3 lenses to view the exhibition.
We’re excited that Cleveland will finally be able to experience what more than 150,000 people traveled to N.C. to see. Rembrandt in America will open at the museum on Feb. 19. This exhibition will be the first major exhibition to explore in depth the collecting of Rembrandt paintings in America.
On January 18, curator emeritus Tom Hinson returned to the museum to share his thoughts on one of his most recent curatorial projects: the exhibition Brian Ulrich: Copia—Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001–2011.
Even as a museum professional, I sometimes feel challenged to make art exhibitions accessible to my four-year old daughter. You may be surprised, but the current special exhibition, Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904-1965), has been one of her favorite museum exhibitions. How did that happen? When we went to the exhibition, we focused on something she already liked. In our case, my four-year old daughter and I are always ready with our cameras to capture the world around us.