Allentown Art Museums hosts Rembrandt experts

Written by on February 17, 2021

Allentown Art Museums hosts Rembrandt experts

By Ben Stemrich

February 17, 2021

The Allentown Art Museum is no stranger to impressive pieces including “Portrait of a Young Woman” by the renowned Dutch artist Rembrandt Van Rijn

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This week Rembrandt experts will discuss the painting as part of the museum’s free virtual Dynamic Conversation series held every third Thursday of the month.

“It’s about the painting and how excited we are to have it back on our walls. And we’re going to talk about that attribution process and why it is now being considered a Rembrandt again,” says Abby Simmons, coordinator of adult and college programs for the museum.

The Oval painting in the wooden frame was declared a genuine Rembrandt after having been credited to  “Rembrandt’s Studio” prior to last year. After sending it out for restoration and research, the museum is celebrating its return in an exhibit that runs through May 2.

“It’s so interesting the way history has attributed, and reattributed, and taken away attribution for certain artists and grandmasters. And we’re going to be talking a little bit about that process,” Simmons says. 

For more information on the monthly Dynamic Conversations series, or on the Rembrandt discussion 6-7 p.m. Feb. 18, call 610-432-4333.


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