From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen. For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.
Benedict Leca Executive Director of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum will do a short introduction before the film.
Benedict Leca, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Redwood Library and Athenæum, Newport, Rhode Island. Before joining the Redwood in 2015 he was Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario. From 2007-2012 he served as Curator of European Painting, Sculpture and Drawings at the Cincinnati Art Museum. He was the first Andrew Mellon Post- Doctoral Fellow in the French Paintings department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and served on the staff of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. in the History of Art at Brown University with a specialization in eighteenth-century French painting and printmaking and his M.A. in the History of Art specializing in ancient art at the University of Texas, where he was awarded his B.A. in English Literature.