Exhibitions in Canada celebrate Rembrandt and Dutch Golden Age

In 2019, it will be the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt van Rijn, one of Holland's most famous painters. His life and the Golden Age in which he lived and worked are celebrated with special events. Also in Canada, with a wonderful exhibition In the Age of Rembrandt at the ROM in Toronto and the upcoming exhibition Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, Ontario.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Head of an Old Man in a Cap, around 1630, oil on panel. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2003 (46-031). Photo: John Glembin

Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges

Later this week, August 24, the special exhibition Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges will open at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Highlighting beautiful works from The Bader Collection by Rembrandt, Jan Lievens, Isaac de Jouderville and others, as well as numerous North American loans, Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges is an extraordinary investigation of experimentation, emulation and ambition in seventeenth century Holland.

The exhibition will be on until December 1 and then travel Canada on a national tour:

  • Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB (March 7 - June 14, 2020)
  • MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK (August 22, 2020 – January 3, 2021)
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON (February 13 – May 30, 2021)

Rembrandt exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum

In June, the Consul-General of the Netherlands in Toronto, Anne Le Guellec, joined the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto for the launch of In the Age of Rembrandt. The exhibition runs until September 15 and presents an exceptional collection of 70 powerful paintings, including works from Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Jacob van Ruisdael, with courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

From detailed still lifes, humorous genre scenes and striking portraits to impressive landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural paintings, In the Age of Rembrandt presents artworks that capture life in the Dutch Republic.