The Arlington Museum of Art is proud to present its summer exhibition Rembrandt: An Evolution of Etching. The exhibit will feature the copper plate etchings of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669). While Rembrandt is widely known for his paintings, he is critically acclaimed for his mastery of the art of etching. Rembrandt achieved dramatic detail while incorporating the use of light and dark. Of the three hundred or so known etchings by Rembrandt, the Arlington Museum of Art will be showing work from the four major themes of his work including portraits and self-portraits, biblical scenes, genre scenes, and landscapes. The exhibition showcases some of his most celebrated etchings as well as some of his lesser known and rarely exhibited pieces.
Because of his notoriety, Rembrandt van Rijn is arguably one of the most imitated artists; therefore, forgeries sometimes found their way into the marketplace. This exhibition will allow visitors to examine some forgeries. In an attempt to perfect his work, Rembrandt often created several states or versions of a singular image. After Rembrandt’s death, some of the original engraving plates were re-struck, creating less valuable editions. This exhibit will demonstrate the difference between the states created by the artists own hand, a re-strike from his original engraving plates and forgeries.
We will also be showing The History Channel movie “Rembrandt” every Wednesday night at 6pm. If you purchase admission to the exhibit, you will receive a ticket to the movie viewing.
Admission to the exhibit is $8 for adults; $5 for students and seniors (over 65); free to members and children under 12 with an adult. PURCHASE TICKETS BELOW
Members Only Reception
AMA Members will have the privilege of viewing the exhibit a day early on June 8th at 6pm at a Members-only Reception. Being an AMA member, you will get to view the exhibit for free and have a sneak-preview of the show before the general public. If you would like to become a member, fill out our membership application here.
With such a large exhibit that is expected to draw people from all over, we are in need of volunteers throughout the summer. We need volunteers every day the exhibit is here (June 8 – August 12), including people to help with ticket sales, greeters, docents, roamers, video room and information room attendants, and gift store attendants. We will be having a Volunteer Expo at the museum on May 19th from 1-3pm to gather and train volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at 817.275.4600, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our volunteer form here.
Purchase Exhibit Tickets
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Hal & Mary Pettigrew, and Dennis Hevia