Rembrandt in Savannah
Rembrandt and the Jewish Experience:
The Berger Print Collection
March 15 – June 30, 2019
207 W. York St.
Savannah, GA 31401
This exhibition contains 21 etchings by Rembrandt and one drawing by Rembrandt’s teacher, Pieter Lastman. These works highlight the artist’s nuanced relationship with Amsterdam’s citizens of the Jewish faith and the keen insights Rembrandt brought to interpretations of Old Testament Bible stories. Rembrandt broke with longstanding, traditional depictions of biblical narratives; instead, he added emotional and psychological depth to his subjects through expressive faces, dramatic body language, and his bold use of shadow and light.
Rembrandt and the Jewish Experience is organized by Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California. The presentation of this exhibition at Telfair Museums is curated by Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator & Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs.