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Rembrandt: The Last Renaissance Artist / Rembrandt Study Day

In conjunction with the exhibition now on view, "Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings," the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College is hosting two related programs.

On Thursday, April 5 at 5:30pm, a public lecture will be offered as part of the museum's First Thursdays series:

'Rembrandt: The Last Renaissance Artist'
Catherine Scallen, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor in the Humanities and associate professor of art history at Case Western Reserve University

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn was an innovative Dutch printmaker and painter of the 17th century, but his choice of subjects and thematic presentation allied him more with earlier Renaissance art. This lecture examines this retrospective side of Rembrandt's art and offers possible motivations, centering on his personal ambition as an artist.

On Friday, April 6, the Allen will host a Rembrandt Study Day for specialists and advanced students. Three workshops led by invited scholars will be held in the exhibition. You can find more information on the program and registration here.

The Study Day event is free, but requires registration by March 23. Due to the small size of the gallery and the prints to be discussed, the workshops are limited to 15 participants each.

If you have questions about these programs, please contact Jill Greenwood, Eric & Jane Nord Family Curator of Education at or Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Curator of European and American Art, at

The accompanying exhibition catalogue ($30) is also available for order. Co-authored by myself and Andrew C. Weislogel, The Seymour R. Askin, Jr. '47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, the publication may be purchased by emailing or calling 440-775-8665.

Relevant research areas: North America, Western Europe, Baroque, Etching

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