“Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus,” an exhibition of 22 paintings, 17 drawings and nine prints from public and private collections in Europe and the
Though he painted at the beginning of his career a more traditional Jesus with pale skin, high forehead and flowing hair – an image which dominated Christian iconography and art for a millennium - Rembrandt offered up a clearly Jewish Jesus in later works.
Scholars believe this evolution may have emerged from the artist’s interaction with
Rembrandt is considered one of the most prolific painters of biblical subject matter, and the exhibition has several choice examples of what he and his pupils left form their work from 1643 through 1655. Included is The Supper at Emmaus (lent by the Louvre) and The Woman Taken in Adultery.
Admission to the “Faces” exhibition is by timed ticket and prices range from $12 for children through age 12, to adult general admission at $25. Museum “conversation” events are on the late September and October museum schedule, including one on Sunday, October 9th about the Sephardic Jews in
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