Original etchings by the 17th century Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn will grace the walls of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts during a special two-week exhibition that is free and open to the public.
More than 60 etchings are on loan from philanthropists Drs. Tobia and Morton Mower of Baltimore who will visit campus, along with their curator, Aaron Young, for related events at the museum. “A Fortnight of Rembrandt: Selected Etchings from the Mower Collection” opens to the public Friday, Sept. 20, and will be on display through Sunday, Oct. 6.
[quote]”Tobia and I are delighted to share our collection with FSU so that others can appreciate Rembrandt’s unparalleled artistic talent and unique ability to capture the lives and times of his era,” said Morton Mower. “With FSU’s longstanding commitment and deep connection to the arts, I have no doubt that these etchings will be in good company as they tell the tales of the subjects he etched so long ago.”[/quote]
[quote]”Rembrandt is a thrilling prospect. Works by this 17th century artist have become part of our visual lexicon in high art as well as popular culture,” said Allys Palladino-Craig, director of the Museum of Fine Arts.[/quote]
Additional Rembrandt works to be shown at MoFA include “The Raising of Lazarus,” “Christ Preaching” and “The Descent from the Cross.”
Avid art collectors, the Mowers have loaned works from their personal collection to a number of universities. The Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring the exhibition at Florida State’s Museum of Fine Arts.
The Museum of Fine Arts will host educational activities and workshops with FSU students and local K-12 students in conjunction with the Rembrandt exhibition.
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During the special exhibition, Sept. 20 through Oct. 6, the museum will be open to the public:
Monday – Friday: 9 am to 4 pm, with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Thursdays;
Saturday: 1 to 4 pm;
Sunday: 11 am to 4 pm
Admission is free.
FSU Museum of Fine Arts
530 W Call Street
250 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1140
Call 644-1299 for tours.
All exhibitions & receptions are free & open to the public.
For additional information, please visit http://mofa.fsu.edu.