Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus: Art Exhibition at PMA

An exhibition of works by the great painter, draftsman and printmaker of the Dutch Golden Age makes its U.S. debut at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition’s only east coast venue. “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” explores the remarkable change in the artist’s treatment of Jesus. Including more than 50 paintings, drawings and prints, the exhibition features major loans such as the Musée du Louvre’s Supper at Emmaus (1648) and reunites a group of oil paintings of Christ that have not been seen together since they left Rembrandt’s home and studio in 1656.

The Supper at Emmaus (1648; oil on mahogany panel, 26.75x25.56) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn. Courtesy Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Head of Christ (ca 1648-1650; oil on oak panel, 9.2x8.4) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn. Courtesy Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Germany

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