Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition

April 27 2021

Image of Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition

Picture: National Gallery of Canada

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa will be opening their latest exhibition Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition in May. 

As the exhibition's website explains:

Curated by Stephanie Dickey, Rembrandt in Amsterdam is the first ever exhibition to chart the transformative central decades of the artist’s career within the context of the Amsterdam art market. It is also is the first major Rembrandt exhibition in Canada since 1969, and the first ever to be presented at the National Gallery of Canada. 

The Dutch Republic of Rembrandt’s time had a very clear connection with the history of Turtle Island via contact between Indigenous peoples and Dutch settlers and through the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. A selection of works of contemporary and Indigenous art trace these connections and explore a wider perspective beyond a European focus, while contributions from Joana Joachim, Gerald McMaster and Rick Hill examine the impact of the Dutch colonial project on Black and Indigenous peoples.

Visitors will be able to visit the show from 14th May 2021 - 6th September 2021, depending on local lockdown restrictions. It will then travel to the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, with an opening scheduled for 6th October 2021.

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