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Rembrandt Portraits
  • Rembrandt complicated the genre, constructing identities through props, lighting, and ambiguous settings—leaving us to ask, “What is a portrait?” This spring, two portraits by Rembrandt van Rijn are visiting the Art Institute from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. The paintings, Portrait of a Boy and Self-Portrait, join the Art Institute’s own Old Man with a Gold Chain and Young Woman at an Open Half-Door for a look at Rembrandt’s approach to portraiture—one that is decidedly more complex than it may first appear.

Rembrandt Portraits
  • Location: Art Institute of Chicago
  • Address: 111 S. Michigan Ave.
  • March 3, 2019 - June 9, 2019
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Recurring daily