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

Learning and Teaching with Rembrandt: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the Master Etcher
Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Johnson Museum, 10am–5pm

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 by October 23 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”

For a full list of presenters and complete event schedule, visit

This symposium has been generously supported by Ronni Lacroute, Cornell Class of 1966, with additional support from Susan E. Lynch. Cosponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University,

Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings
Exhibition on view now through December 17, 2017, at the Johnson Museum
Co-curated by Andy Weislogel and Andaleeb Badiee Banta

In this exhibition, more than sixty impressions from across Rembrandt’s oeuvre 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 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 February 6–May 13, 2018.
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, Baroque, Etching, Papermaking

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