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Rembrandt in Canada: New Thoughts on an Old Master

Symposium: 5 November 2016

The recent gift of Rembrandt’s Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo by Drs Alfred and Isabel Bader offers an opportunity to consider the enduring legacy of the artist in Canada as a subject of scholarly study and aesthetic enrichment. These talks by scholars, artists, and art world professionals position the artist and his work in Canadian collections in new light. As the Agnes is the home of three authenticated paintings by Rembrandt, the day is a celebration of the recent Bader gift, the study of Dutch art across the country, and the Canadian-Dutch relationship.

This event is free but registration is required.


· 2 pm Introductory Remarks
Jacquelyn N. Coutré, Bader Researcher and Curator of European Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University

· 2:10–2:35 pm “Rembrandt and the Possibilities of Portraiture”
Stephanie S. Dickey, Professor and Bader Chair of Northern Baroque Art, Queen’s University

· 2:40–3:05 pm “Rembrandt, Calvinism and Dutch Painting: The Art of Evasion”
Angela Vanhaelen, Associate Professor of Art History, McGill University

· 3:05–3:25 pm Coffee Break

· 3:30–3:55 pm “Reimagining Rembrandt”
Alison McQueen, Professor of Art History and Director of the School of the Arts, McMaster University

· 4–4:25 pm “Seeing Rembrandt”
Daniel Hughes, Figurative Painter

· 4:30–5:00 pm Panel Discussion: “Rembrandt in Canada: Future Directions”

· 5–6:30 pm Reception

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