Exhibitions/ Rembrandt at Work

Rembrandt at Work: The Great Self-Portrait from Kenwood House

At The Met Fifth Avenue
April 3 / 2012–May 20 / 2012
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

Kenwood House, the London museum that holds the art collection known as the Iveagh Bequest, is closing for renovations. By special arrangement, Rembrandt's Portrait of the Artist (ca. 1663–65), which has never before traveled outside Europe, is now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This outstanding canvas is hanging near the Metropolitan's own self-portrait by Rembrandt of 1660, providing a rare opportunity to compare the two works which, although close in date, are utterly different in scale, format, and expression. The loan is also an occasion for the Metropolitan Museum to bring together in one gallery the late Rembrandts from the permanent collection.