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Learning and Teaching with Rembrandt: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the Master Etcher

*NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of this program has been changed*

Learning and Teaching with Rembrandt: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the Master Etcher
New date!
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Johnson Museum

This daylong symposium will examine how both pedagogical approaches and increased watermarks data for Rembrandt's prints can be used along with traditional connoisseurship to answer questions about Rembrandt as a printmaker--and raise new ones. Speakers will discuss cross-disciplinary projects and collaborative research in academic collections, and how they extend the reach of existing knowledge about Rembrandt's practice. A panel discussion will explore the teaching of Rembrandt's prints from a variety of perspectives in different settings, including the university, the encyclopedic museum, and the conservation studio.

Registration is free; contact Elizabeth Saggese at or 607-254-4642 to reserve a space.

Keynote presenters

Erik Hinterding, Curator of Prints, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
"Rembrandt's Paper: State of the research and where we go from here"

Susan Donahue Kuretsky, Professor of Art on the Sarah Gibson Blanding Chair, Vassar College
"In Love with Line: Tales of Teaching with Rembrandt"

Additional presentations by Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; Stephanie Dickey, Queen's University; Margaret Holben Ellis, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; C. Richard Johnson, Jr., Cornell University; Elizabeth Nogrady, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College; Nadine Orenstein, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Gregory Page, Cornell University; Lisa Pincus, Cornell University; and Andrew C. Weislogel, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.

Support for this symposium has been generously provided by Ronni Lacroute, Cornell Class of 1966.

Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings
Exhibition on view September 23-December 17, 2017

In this exhibition, more than sixty impressions from across Rembrandt's oeuvre will show the artist's process, including how he made changes to his plates, and detail his use of a variety of printing supports.

Works from the collections of Cornell, Harvard, Princeton, Syracuse, and Yale Universities, Oberlin and Vassar Colleges, the University of Kansas, the Morgan Library & Museum, and private collections will feature subject matter ranging from portraits and self-portraits to genre scenes, religious narratives, landscapes, study plates, and academic nude studies.

Lines of Inquiry has been organized by the Johnson Museum in collaboration with the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, where it will be on view in 2018.
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, Baroque, Etching, Papermaking

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