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Gallery Talk: Rembrandt’s Performance of Drawing

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch, Four Studies of Male Heads, c. 1636. Brown ink and brown wash on cream antique laid paper. The Maida and George Abrams Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gift of George Abrams in memory of Maida Abrams, 2018.228.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

The year 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn, the greatest master of the Dutch Golden Age. Today’s talk is offered as part of an international celebration of the life and work of this extraordinary artist.

Joanna S. Seidenstein, the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Curatorial Fellow in the Division of European and American Art, will give this gallery talk.

Our galleries are full of stories—this series of drop-in talks gives visitors a chance to hear the best ones! The talks highlight new works on view, take a fresh look at old favorites, investigate artists’ materials and techniques, and reveal the latest discoveries by curators, conservators, fellows, visiting artists, technologists, and other contributors.

Free with museums admission. Gallery talks are limited to 15 people and tickets are required. Ten minutes before each talk, tickets will become available at the admissions desk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk. Museums staff will be on hand to collect tickets.