In theme year Rembrandt & The Golden Age, Museum Het Rembrandthuis will offer three exhibitions revolving around the master himself.
- Discover Rembrandt’s family, friends and relations.
- See unique works never shown in Holland before.
- Experience the research techniques and discover how Rembrandt painted.
Rembrandt’s Social Network
1 February – 19 May 2019
One of the first exhibitions in theme year Rembrandt & The Golden Age is Rembrandt’s Social Network. In this exhibition, Museum het Rembrandthuis focuses on Rembrandt’s relations and what role they played in his life and work. In addition to his artistic talents, Rembrandt possessed strong social skills.
And as a good networker ought to, he deliberately leveraged his social network to move up in the world both financially and artistically.
You will get to know Rembrandt’s social network through a number of persons, including his childhood friend Jan Lievens and the art specialist Jan Six. What stands out is how informal his paintings, drawings and engravings are. Also on display will be work from the master that has rarely or never been shown in Holland before.
After the exhibition about Rembrandt’s social life, there will be two other exhibitions in the theme year.
Inspired by Rembrandt
7 June – 1 September 2019
Museum Het Rembrandthuis is more than just Rembrandt’s former residence. The museum also boasts its own collection of art ranging from old to new. This exhibition presents to you the most remarkable objects from the museum’s collection. A surprising selection of works by artists like Rembrandt, Hercules Segers, Edgar Degas and Pablo Picasso, as well as Horst Janssen, Willem den Ouden, Charles Donker, and Glenn Brown.
21 September 2019 – 16 February 2020
How did Rembrandt create his paintings and etchings? And how do we study such things today? In the fall of 2019, Museum Het Rembrandthuis will be creating a laboratory-like setting in which new insights into the hand of the master will be revealed. Discover what a drawing must have looked like in Rembrandt’s era and what others added to the painting later, and throw your light on the dilemmas of researchers and restoration experts.