Rembrandt Year 2019

All exhibitions and events

The year 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt van Rijn’s death. Special exhibitions and presentations will be held throughout the year, in venues that include the Rijksmuseum, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and the Mauritshuis. Other museums and locations throughout the Netherlands and surrounding countries will also give predominance to the Dutch Golden Age of Rembrandt and his contemporaries.

Listed below are all the special exhibitions and events that are organized to celebrate the life and works of this remarkable Golden Age painter and his contemporaries. Events are listed chronologically and all links are opened in a new tab.

For our regular listing of exhibitions, please see

The Netherlands

Rembrandt in Paris. Manet, Meryon, Degas and the Rediscovery of Etching (1830-1890)
21 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam (museum website)

Rembrandt Conservation Histories (International Symposium)
8 November – 9 November 2018
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (symposium website)

Work, Pray and Admire: New Views on Art and Calvinism
11 November 2018 – 26 May 2019
Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht (museum website)

Rembrandt and Saskia. Love and Marriage in the Dutch Golden Age
24 November 2018 – 24 March 2019
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (museum website)

Johan van Oldenbarneveldt: Man, Might and Murder
1 December 2018 – 14 April 2019
Haags Historisch Museum, Den Haag (museum website)

Rembrandt Privé
7 December 2018 – 7 April 2019
Amsterdam City Archives (city archives website)

Rembrandt and the Mauritshuis
31 January – 15 September 2019
Mauritshuis, The Hague (museum website)

Rembrandt’s Social Network. Family, Friends and Acquaintances
1 February – 19 May 2019
Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam (museum website)

All the Rembrandts
15 February – 10 June 2019
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (museum website)

Shifting Image: In Search of Johan Maurits
4 April -7 July 2019
Mauritshuis, Den Haag (museum website)

Gloss, Glory and Misery: The Golden Age In The Hague
28 April – 8 September 2019
Haags Historisch Museum, The Hague (museum website)

Inspired by Rembrandt: 100 Years of Collecting by The Rembrandt House Museum
7 June – 1 September 2019
Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam (museum website)

Rembrandt Laboratory: Rembrandt’s Technique Unravelled
21 September 2019 – 16 February 2020
Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam (museum website)

Rembrandt-Velázquez (working title)
11 October 2019 – 19 January 2020
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (museum website)

Pieter de Hooch, Delft Master of the Dutch Golden Age
11 October 2019 -16 February 2020
Museum Prinsenhof Delft (museum website)

Nicolaes Maes (working title)
17 October 2019 – 19 January 2020
Mauritshuis, The Hague (museum website)

Cool Waters
26 October 2019 – 26 January 2020
Westfries Museum, Hoorn (museum website)

Young Rembrandt
3 November 2019 – 9 February 2020
Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden (in collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford) (museum website)


Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges
24 August – 1 December 2019
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston (museum website)


Kassel… verliebt in Saskia. Liebe und Ehe in Rembrandts Zeit
12 April – 11 August 2019
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel (museum website)

Rembrandt’s Mark
14 June – 15 September 2019
Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (museum website)

Rembrandt: Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung
30 August 2019 – 5 January 2020
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (museum website)

In Focus: Rembrandt – Graphic Highlights of the Munich Collection (working title)
27 September – 20 October 2019
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (museum website)

Rembrandt: Drama of the Mind in 5 Acts
31 October 2019 – 1 March 2020
Walraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne (museum website) in collaboration with the National Gallery in Prague where it will be on view from April to July 2020.


Rembrandt at the Royal Łazienki. Landscape with the Good Samaritan from The Princes Czartoryski Museum – National Museum in Kraków
3 April – 5 May 2019
Royal Łazienki Museum, Warsaw (museum website)


Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Miradas afines en España y Holanda
25 June – 29 September 2019
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (museum website)

Rembrandt and Portraiture in Amsterdam 1590-1670
18 February – 24 May 2020
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid (museum website)

United Arab Emirates

Rembrandt, Vermeer & The Dutch Golden Age
14 February – 18 May 2019
Louvre Abu Dhabi (in collaboration with The Leiden Collection), Abu Dhabi (museum website)

United Kingdom

Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper
7 February – 4 August 2019
British Museum, London (museum website)

Rembrandt’s Light
4 October 2019 – 2 February 2020
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London (museum website)

Young Rembrandt
27 February – 7 June 2020
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (in collaboration with the Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden) (museum website)

United States of America

Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker
16 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Denver Art Museum, Denver (museum website)

Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes, and Restrikes
18 January – 1 March 2019
Hand Art Center, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida (museum website)

Rembrandt Portraits
3 March – 9 June 2019
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (museum website)

Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Rembrandt
30 April – 28 July 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (museum website)

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