WASHINGTON — An “Exhibition On Screen” documentary film, “Rembrandt” will be shown on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wykeham Room of Gunn Memorial Library in Washington. This screening is co-sponsored with Washington Art Association.
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, while 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” documentary marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. 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. Directed by Phil Grabsky, the film runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.
This program is free and open to the public but registration is requested. Please call 860-868-7586 for further information or visit www.gunnlibrary.org.
The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at Route 47 on the Green, in Washington.