The High Museum of Art presents ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis’ – Atlanta, GA

June 3rd, 2013 by

Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665, courtesy of The High Museum of Art, Atlanta and the Mauritshuis, The Hague

June 23–September 29, 2013

The High Museum of Art is pleased to present Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis. Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis will mark the first time Johannes Vermeer’s iconic painting will be seen in the Southeast. The painting headlines the exhibition, which highlights the artistic genius of Dutch Golden Age painters, including Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Jan Steen, through the presentation of more than 35 exceptional works.

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Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London at the Seattle Art Museum – Seattle, WA

February 12th, 2013 by

Portrait of the Artist, ca. 1665, Rembrandt van Rijn, oil on canvas, 45 3/4 x 38 1/4 in., Kenwood House, English Heritage; Iveagh Bequest (88028836), Photo courtesy American Federation of Arts

February 14–May 19, 2013

The Seattle Art Museum is pleased to present Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London. Within the neoclassical Kenwood House at Hampstead Heath on the outskirts of London, resides a magnificent painting collection known as the Iveagh Bequest. Kenwood is home to an exceptional collection of Old Master paintings, including major works by Gainsborough, Hals, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Romney, Turner, Van Dyck, and many others. The Iveagh Bequest was donated to Great Britain by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (1847–1927) and heir to the world’s most successful brewery. Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: Treasures of Kenwood House, London, a selection of approximately 50 masterpieces from the collection, will tour American museums for the first time. Among other treasures, the exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see Rembrandt’s late Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1665), which has never left Europe before.

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Work by various Dutch old masters in “Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt” exhibition at the Harn Museum of Art – Gainesville, FL

February 5th, 2013 by

Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), The Captain of the Infantry, 1587, Currier Museum, the Henry Melville Fuller Acquisition Fund

February 5 – April 28, 2013

The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is pleased to present Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt, featuring prints by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and his contemporaries including Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), Esias van de Velde (c. 1591-1630) and Jan Dirkszoon (1618-1652). These extraordinary—and at the time ground breaking—prints depict landscape, genre and maritime subjects, and a refashioning of portraiture and biblical and mythological narratives. The exhibition includes more than 100 prints by thirty artists, and features nine of Rembrandt’s etchings and a substantial group of prints by Goltzius, who had a profound influence on Rembrandt. As a group, the prints bear witness to the growing interest among Rembrandt and his contemporaries toward depicting landscape, historical and literary subjects in a realistic and dynamic manner. The exhibition is organized by the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, and is augmented by a selection of prints from the Harn collection as well as rare books and maps on loan from UF’s Smathers Libraries.

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
3259 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel.: 352-392-9826

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Work by various Dutch old masters in The Golden Age of European Painting at the Vero Beach Museum of Art – Vero Beach, FL

February 2nd, 2013 by

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606–1669, Portrait of a Forty-Year Old Woman, Possibly Marretje Cornelisdr. van Grotewal, oil on panel, 1634, 27.4375 x 22 inches, Collection of the Speed Art Museum, Purchased with funds contributed by individuals, corporations and the entire community of Louisville, as well as the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1977.16

February 2 – June 9, 2013

The Vero Beach Art Museum is pleased to present The Golden Age of European Painting from the Speed Art Museum, illustrating both the people and the objects that made the two centuries between 1600 and 1800 such a rich cultural age. Drawn from the permanent collection of the Speed Museum of Art in Louisville, Kentucky, the paintings in this exhibition have never toured as a group because they represent the core of the Speed’s permanent collection. The Speed Museum’s upcoming renovation and expansion project has presented a singular opportunity to introduce its exceptional holdings to a national audience. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is the only venue in the southeastern states for this outstanding exhibition. Highlights of the exhibition include Portrait of a Forty-Year-Old Woman by Rembrandt and The Princes of the Church Adoring the Eucharist by Rubens. Also on view are works by Van Dyck, Teniers, Jordaens, Tournier, Ruisdael, Mignard, Crespi, de Troy, Largillière, Boucher, Batoni, Panini, Tiepolo, and Gainsborough. Together these works illustrate the major genres of painting that were popular in the Baroque era—portraits, religious paintings, landscapes, scenes of everyday life, still lifes, and interpretations of classical antiquity.

Vero Beach Museum of Art
3001 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
Tel.: 772-231-0707

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Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Hightlights from the Detroit Institute of Arts at the Frist Center – Nashville, TN

February 1st, 2013 by

Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael (Dutch, 1628–1682). The Jewish Cemetery, ca. 1654–55. Oil on canvas, 56 x 74 1/2 in. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Julius H. Haass in memory of his brother Dr. Ernest W. Haass, 26.3

February 1 – May 19, 2013

In the seventeenth century, the Dutch Republic enjoyed unprecedented wealth and prosperity and the period is known as the Dutch Golden Age. Painting and the decorative arts flourished in this small, predominantly Protestant nation in northwest Europe, which gained independence from the Catholic Kingdom of Spain in 1648 after nearly a century of intermittent war. At a time when the nobility and the Catholic Church were still the major patrons of art in the rest of Europe, an urban mercantile elite became the chief consumers of art in the new Dutch Republic. This is a significant difference that shaped the type of paintings produced in the Netherlands. Dutch art was made primarily for ordinary homes and secular buildings, not palaces or churches, and the subject of paintings included portraits of modest husbands and wives, exquisite still-lifes, seascapes with battleships, tranquil domestic interiors, and raucous tavern scenes as well as didactic religious scenes.

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“Rembrandt’s Century” exhibition at the de Young Fine Art Museums – San Francisco, CA

January 17th, 2013 by

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Drawing at a Window, 1648, courtesy de Young Fine Art Museums, San Francisco, CA

January 26 – June 2, 2013

Drawing largely from the world-renowned collection of works on paper in the Fine Arts Museums’ Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the “Rembrandt’s Century” exhibition examines a wide range of artworks from the 17th century. Complementing the upcoming Girl with a Pearl Earring at the de Young, opening in January 2013, Rembrandt’s Century sheds light on a fascinating roster of artistic personalities, both famous and forgotten, of the late Mannerist and Baroque eras. At its core is a generous selection of etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn—arguably his generation’s most influential artist.

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de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present “Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” – San Francisco, CA

January 3rd, 2013 by

Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665, courtesy of de Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Mauritshuis, The Hague

January 26 – June 2, 2013

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce that on January 26, 2013, the de Young Museum will be the first North American venue to present Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, a selection of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. The de Young will host 35 paintings from the collection, including the renowned Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, and four works by Rembrandt van Rijn. Highlighting the spectacular artistic achievements of the Dutch Golden Age, these works reflect the culture of artistic, economic, and technological innovation that allowed the Netherlands to prosper in the 17th century.

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Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London at the Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI

October 17th, 2012 by

Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch, 1620–1691) View of Dordecht, ca. 1655 Oil on canvas framed: 51 15/16 x 65 1/4 in. Kenwood House, English Heritage; Iveagh Bequest, 1927 TL2012.49.5, courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum

October 12, 2012 – January 13, 2013

The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to present Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London. Portraiture, landscape, and seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish works dominated English aristocratic collections in the late nineteenth century, when Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (1847–1927) and heir to the world’s most successful brewery, shared the cultural stage and art market with other industry titans such as the Rothschilds, J. Pierpont Morgan, and Henry Clay Frick. The forty-eight masterpieces in this exhibition are mostly drawn from Lord Iveagh’s collection and represent the greatest artists of their periods, including Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641), Thomas Gainsborough (English, 1727–1788), Sir Joshua Reynolds (British,1723–1792), Frans Hals (Dutch, ca. 1581–1666), and J. M. W. Turner (English, 1775–1851).

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“Rembrandt’s erotic secrets” exhibition at the World Erotic Art Museum – Miami Beach, FL

February 10th, 2012 by

The ledikant (‘Le lit à la française’). Photo: courtesy of the Barony of Fulwood Trust

November 11, 2011 – March 31, 2012

Rembrandt’s erotic secrets, will showcase what historians, curators and collectors have for centuries declared the iconic Dutch artist’s “dirty little secrets,” twenty etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn (1609-69) will be unveiled all together for the first time at Naomi Wilzig’s World Erotic Art Museum.

From the collection of The Baron of Fulwood & Dirleton and curated by Naomi Wilzig, assisted by David Tamargo, the etchings will be on view at the museum’s new Rembrandt Gallery through Saturday, March 31. An assemblage of the only existing erotic etchings illustrating Rembrandt’s masterful technique, the exhibit will offer a provocative new perspective on the artist deemed by many as “one of the greatest prophets of civilization.”

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