Selections from the Department of Drawings and Prints: Rembrandt
Exhibition: 30 April – 28 July 2019
This temporary installation will commemorate the 350th anniversary of the death of the great Dutch draftsman, painter, and printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn. On display will be a selection of drawings and prints by the artist, from both the Department of Drawings and Prints and the Robert Lehman Collection, as well as an assortment of ephemeral material related to the etching revival and the cult of Rembrandt in the nineteenth century.
Also on view are etchings by Charles Meryon and late nineteenth-century French color prints, recent acquisitions of French drawings, and a section focusing on the theme of trompe l’oeil in works on paper. Drawings and other works by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright will also be on view, including several from a recent acquisition that significantly expanded the Museum’s holdings of the architect’s work. A related exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright Textiles: The Taliesin Line, 1955–62, will be simultaneously be on display in the Antonio Ratti Textile Center.
Image caption: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Self Portrait Drawing at a Window (detail), 1648, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York