Original etchings by the 17th century Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn are on display at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee 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 Sept. 20, and will be on display through Oct. 6.
"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.
"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. "His prints of the mighty and the humble, of landscapes and mythological scenes, of Bible stories and character studies are all represented in the remarkable Mower Collection."
Additional Rembrandt works to be shown at the museum include "The Raising of Lazarus," "Christ Preaching" and "The Descent from the Cross."
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.
Museum hours during the exhibition are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Thursdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
The museum is the east wing of the Fine Arts Building at 530 W. Call St., Tallahassee. (850) 644-6836