Information from the museum 4 March 2015
The exhibition Rembrandt: A Decade of Brilliance (1648 – 1658) explores ten years of the artist’s graphic output, a period during which Rembrandt produced some of his best-known prints and his experimentation with graphic media was at its height. Curated by noted British scholar Adrian Eeles, this exhibition will give viewers the opportunity to examine Rembrandt’s creative process in depth by presenting different impressions of the same print side-by-side to demonstrate the ways Rembrandt employed line and tone to dramatically different effect. Rembrandt: A Decade of Brilliance will feature international loans from important museums and private collections, a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see such groundbreaking works assembled together in Southern California.
The exhibition will be held at the Hoehn Family Galleries at the University of San Diego and will run from March 20 to May 22. An affiliated symposium will be held on March 20 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm at the University of San Diego. Participating speakers are Clifford S. Ackley, Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, John Marciari, Charles W. Englehard Curator and Department Head at the Morgan Library & Museum, Thomas E. Rassieur, John e. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings and Department Head, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Mark S. Weil, E. Desmond Lee Professor Emeritus at Washington University in St. Louis. The symposium and exhibition are free and open to the public. A catalogue has also been published in conjunction with the exhibition. For more information about the symposium please visit the event page.