KING OPENS RIJKSMUSEUM’S LATE REMBRANDT EXHIBIT
Posted on Feb 12, 2015 by Taneli Savela
Rembrandt exhibition in the Rijksmuseum (Photo: rijksmuseum.nl / Erik Smits)
King Willem-Alexander opened the Late Rembrandt exhibition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Thursday morning. The major Rembrandt exhibition offers a good look at the late period work of the famous Dutch master. Visitors can see approximately 40 paintings and 60 drawings, all made in Amsterdam, all presented in the Philips wing.
Never has there been a retrospective exhibit only consisting of the work of the last fifteen years of the artist’s life, the museum said. The last exhibit comparable in size of works by Rembrandt was seen in the Netherlands in 1969.
Museum Director, Wim Pijbes, is counting on big interest towards the display. Previously in The National Gallery, London, the exhibition attracted more than a quarter of a million people.
The Rijksmuseum and the National Gallery have worked on the project for ten years. Complementing Rijksmuseum’s extensive collection are works borrowed from leading international museums and private collections, never seen together under the same roof at the same time, the museum stated .
Due to the expected crowds during the coming months, the museum is open until 10 p.m. on Friday evening.