UWM Art Collection Traveling Exhibition opens at Wright Museum of Art

Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes, and Restrikes will be on view at the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin starting today, August 17 through October 2.  This is the second traveling exhibition comprised of prints from the UWM Art Collection.

Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes, and Restrikes
August 17, 2016 to October 2, 2016
– Gallery Talk by UWM Curator of Collections, Christa Story, September 13, 2016 at 12:30pm

This exhibit includes 40 works by and after Rembrandt, gifted to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by Emilie H. Mathis II.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), one of the most influential printmakers in the history of art, created etchings on a wide range of subjects— from incisive representations of scriptures to studies of street life. His prints possess comedy as well as sober social commentary and have influenced innumerable later printmakers. But how can one be sure that a Rembrandt is truly or wholly by Rembrandt? This exhibition examines the problem of authenticating Rembrandt’s etchings. The exhibition includes first state pulls from the artist’s lifetime and restrike prints from the 17th to the 20th centuries. This exhibit is made possible through the support of George S. Parker II, and will be on view from August 15 to October 2 in the Wanda Hollensteiner Gallery.

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9am to 4pm
10am to 4pm
 11am to 4pm

Colin Matthes, Freelance Preparator