Rembrandt etchings coming to Potsdam for exhibit opening Sept. 12
Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 6:03 pm

POTSDAM -- Etchings by Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn will be on display at SUNY Potsdam Sept. 12 to Nov. 2.

The display, “Rembrandt: Beyond the Brush," will open Sept. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gibson Gallery, located in Brainerd Hall.

Rembrandt’s (1606-1669) fame as a painter during his own lifetime was exceeded by his popularity as a master etcher.

Through self-portraits, landscapes and depictions of Bible stories and everyday life, Rembrandt captured the spiritual and personal lives of people in 17th century Holland

The 35 etchings that comprise the exhibition are on loan from the permanent collection of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Ala.

Adolph "Bucks" Weil Jr. (1915-1995) collected the etchings in this traveling exhibition, a portion of the legacy he left to the museum.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for North Country residents to view work by Rembrandt," said museum director April Vasher-Dean. "This exhibition represents the only time such a large selection of works by an Old Master has been available in the area. We are proud to offer this rare chance for students and the community to view such a unique selection of prints by Rembrandt."