2019 will be – ”350 years of Rembrandt and the Golden Age”
Rembrandt van Rijn lived and painted in a special time in the seventeenth century better known as the Dutch Golden Age. In 2019 it will be 350 years since Rembrandt died. To honor one of the most impactful artist of the 17th century, several museums in collaboration with the NBTC organize ” 350 years of Rembrandt and the Golden Age ”. Museums in Amsterdam and The Hague renewed exhibitions on all aspects related to the life and art of this prestigious artist.
Just a little fact in regard to the Rembrandt year!
Rembrandt van Rijn was born in Leiden, 1606. When he enrolled at Leiden University in 1620, he used the name: ” Rembrandus ” only in 1633 he wrote the name ” Rembrandt ” for the first time under one of his paintings. Before that time his name was written without ”T”, but what the official spelling variant is still remains a mystery.
We’ve made a list for you just so you know where you can find all the exhibitions. Keep an eye out for our monthly event kalender. Here we will tell you more about the activities around the Rembrandt year along with other activities in Amsterdam.
- Rembrandt privately – Stadsarchief Amsterdam (7th December 2018 – 7th April 2019)
- Alle Rembrandts – Rijksmuseum (15 February – 10 June 2019)
- Rembrandt’s Social Network – Rembrandthuis (1 February – 19 May 2019)
- Inspired by Rembrandt – Rembrandthuis (7 June – 1 September 2019)
- Rembrandt – Velázquez, Rijksmuseum (11 October 2019 – 19 January 2020)
- Dutch Masters from the Israel Museum – Joods Historisch Museum (autumn 2019 – winter 2020)
- Labaratorium Rembrandt – Rembrandthuis (21 September 2019 – 16 February 2020)
- Rembrandt and the Mauritshuis – Mauritshuis (31 January – 15 September 2019)
- Imagery about Johan Maurits – Mauritshuis (4 April – 7 July 2019)
- Nicolaes Maes – Mauritshuis (17 October 2019 – 19 January 2020)
Museum The Rembrandt House:
Go back in time and experience the life of Rembrandt, walk through his kitchen, his living room, admire the works of the master himself and his well-known pupils. The most unique thing is the workroom, where from 1639 until 1658 Rembrandt made his masterpieces. That means that the painting “The Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq” better known as “The Night Watch” is also painted in Amsterdam.
When you visit this special museum, pay attention to the fact that Rembrandt (including his famous pupils such as Ferdinand Bol and Flick) also spent their days in this house. A lot of history has been made within these walls!