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

The symposium is themed to 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 address how cross-disciplinary projects and collaborative research in academic collections can inspire new methods of learning and 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.

Presenters will include:
- Erik Hinterding, Curator of Prints, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
- Susan Donahue Kuretsky, Professor of Art on the Sarah Gibson Blanding Chair, Vassar College
- Nadine Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Margaret Holben Ellis, Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
- Elizabeth Nogrady, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
- C. Richard Johnson, Jr., Jacobs Fellow in Computational Arts and Humanities, Cornell Tech, New York, and Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering, Cornell University
- Stephanie S. Dickey, Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art. Queen’s University
(Complete schedule and talk topics to be announced.)

At Cornell, major funding for the exhibition has been provided by Dale Reis Johnson and Dick Johnson; Seymour R. Askin, Jr.; Nelson Schaenen, Jr., and Nancy Schaenen; and Joseph W. Simon and Ernest F. Steiner in honor of Vera C. Simon. Additional support has been provided by Malcolm and Karen Whyte, and a gift endowed in memory of Elizabeth Miller Francis ’47. Support for the symposium has been provided by Ronni Lacroute.

At Oberlin, support for the exhibition has been provided by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc. Additional support has been provided by Maryan and Chuck Ainsworth, Elaine A. Bridges, Andrew Butterfield and Claire Schiffman, Pamela and James Elesh, Sarah G. (Sally) Epstein and Donald Collins, Suzanne Hellmuth and Jock Reynolds, Brian and Mary Kennedy, Donald Oresman, Betsy Pinover Schiff, Deborah and Andy Scott, Katherine Solender and Willie Katzin, Sietske and Herman Turndorf, Gloria Werner, the John H. and Marjorie Fox Wieland AMAM Support Fund, and the Friends of Art Fund.
Relevant research areas: North America, Western Europe, Baroque, Etching

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