2023 Exhibition Program

On March 18th, 2023, The Rembrandt House Museum will reopen after a renovation with 30% more Rembrandt: five additional museum spaces, permanent paint and etching demonstrations and a multimedia tour. In addition, in 2023 the museum will also show various temporary exhibitions about Rembrandt’s life, his work and his loves. Also part of our 2023 program: an exhibition about the imaging of Rembrandt throughout the centuries and a new edition of the residency Rembrandt Open Studio.

Reopening with 30% more Rembrandt

March 18, 2023

Nowhere in the world can you get closer to Rembrandt than in The Rembrandt House Museum. On March 18th, 2023, the museum will reopen with 30% more Rembrandt. Five new museum spaces will be added, including an epilogue room, an etching attic and a third exhibition room. The new multimedia tour will make Rembrandt’s house and the seventeenth century really come to life. You’ll follow Rembrandt’s life story, from his arrival as an ambitious celebrity artist, to his forced departure due to an accumulation of debts. Furthermore, there will be daily etching and painting demonstrations in the museum. In the exact place where Rembrandt created his masterpieces, in his studio, you’ll discover how the artist made his paint. In the new etching attic, you’ll learn more about Rembrandt’s etching techniques. It’s like looking over the artist’s shoulder.

 

The Art of Drawing

74 drawings by Rembrandt, Bol, Maes and others
The Peck Collection, Ackland Art Museum (USA)
March 18 – June 11, 2023

For the first time on view in Europe: 74 drawings from The Peck Collection (Ackland Art Museum, USA). The exhibition The Art of Drawing in The Rembrandt House Museum will feature works by Rembrandt, Bol, Maes and their contemporaries. You can hardly get any closer to an artist than through his drawings. Along the drawing lines, you can follow the artist’s hand – whether it’s a quick sketch or a meticulously finished artwork. The exhibition The Art of Drawing will be divided into seven chapters, which together answer the central question: ‘Why did a seventeenth-century artist make drawings?’ In the new, third exhibition room, the museum will host drawing workshops using seventeenth-century techniques and materials.

 

Titus Returns Home

A Son, a Father, a Masterpiece
March 18 – June 4, 2023

The young Titus van Rijn stares dreamily over the edge of his lectern. Father Rembrandt caught his gaze in 1655, when he lived with his family in the stately building on the Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam. Nearly 400 years later, we managed to get Titus back home – to the place where Rembrandt’s masterpiece was painted, in the house where Titus was born. In The Rembrandt House Museum you will come face-to-face with the iconic painting from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam). A special room in the exhibition The Art of Drawing will offer a unique experience: visitors will be offered a guided viewing, like a guided meditation, with three options: an art historical story, a psychological description of father and son, and different types of musical accompaniment. With every option, you’ll discover something new in Rembrandt’s famous painting.

‘Titus Returns Home’ is made possible thanks to the ‘Buitenkans’-project of the Turing Foundation and the Vereniging Rembrandt and thanks to the lender Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. ‘Buitenkans’ offers art museums in the Netherlands the opportunity to organize a small presentation around a loan from another Dutch public collection. This is the first exhibition of this project.

 

Rembrandt and Love

July 1 – September 16, 2023

Rembrandt is known as a passionate man. But do you see that reflected in his etchings? In the summer exhibition Rembrandt and Love you’ll look at love through Rembrandt’s eyes: from dramatic love to parental love, from charity to love for animals. Of course, Rembrandt’s own love life will also be featured: the artist immortalized his first great love, Saskia Uylenburgh, on the etching plate more than once. Rembrandt and Love will show more than 50 etchings from the collection of The Rembrandt House Museum. You can’t help but fall in love.

 

Rembrandt Open Studio

October 1 – December 1, 2023

During the residency Rembrandt Open Studio, Rembrandt’s house will become a creative hub again! In the seventeenth century, Rembrandt didn’t work alone in the building on the Jodenbreestraat; he had many students who also made art here, sometimes four or five at a time. Now, almost 400 years later, The Rembrandt House Museum is bringing this tradition back. Every autumn, young, talented artists will be given the opportunity to create new work at Rembrandt’s home. For two months, two contemporary artists will set up their studio in one of the exhibition rooms. The participating artists of the 2023 residency Rembrandt Open Studio will be announced next summer.

 

Framing Rembrandt

October 6, 2023 – February 5, 2024

Rembrandt has many faces: the genius, the miller’s son, the rebel. All of these labels were pasted onto the famous artist over the centuries. In the exhibition Framing Rembrandt, The Rembrandt House Museum will take you on a journey along four centuries of imaging, through art, documents and surprising objects. Additionally, one of the exhibition rooms will be converted into a cinema, where fragments from biopics (biographical fiction films) about Rembrandt will be shown; from the earliest film from 1920 and a Nazi propaganda film from 1942, to the latest film adaptation of Rembrandt’s life made in 2006.