Rembrandt and the Art of the 17th Century

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Come to the library for a free slide lecture and preview of an exciting new art exhibit! Opening February 14, and running through May 19, the Seattle Art Museum is hosting an impressive exhibit of Dutch and English art: Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London. Known as the Iveagh Bequest, the collection includes approximately 50 major works by Gainsborough, Hals, Rembrandt, Reynolds, Romney, Turner, and Van Dyck, among others.

This introduction to the exhibit will focus on the paintings and lives of the Dutch Masters and the many changes in European art during the Protestant Reformation, and will also include an overview of 18th century British artists Turner, Gainsborough and Reynolds.

Books and DVDs on the period and artists will be available for checkout following the program.

Presented by Susan Olds, Art Historian


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