The exhibition “Rembrandt & Saskia: Love in the Golden Age” has proven such a success that the Fries Museum will open an hour earlier each day during the final week of the exhibit.
Translation by Thomas Ansell and Traci White
From Monday, 11th March, the new opening times for the exhibition will be from 10:00 to 17:00. More tickets have been made available, too, and can be bought online- and are the best way to ensure you will be able to get into the exhibition on your chosen day.
In the exhibition, 250 objects tell the story of life and love in the time of Rembrandt and Saskia van Uylenburgh, his wife who was born in Leeuwarden in 1612 and married Rembrandt van Rijn in 1634. Saskia served as the subject of a number of his paintings.
Around 70 pieces have been loaned especially for the exhibition, including 23 paintings, sketches, and etchings by Rembrandt. A whole host of other paintings and objects have come from the collection of the Fries Museum, including silver knot-boxes, wedding cups and gifts.
|2019: The Year of Rembrandt
2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, and museums across the Netherlands are featuring the Dutch master’s works through the year.
The Rijksmuseum is dedicating the entire year to Rembrandt with “All the Rembrandts”: an exhibit of every work in the national museum’s collection by the artists, including 22 paintings, 60 drawings and 300 prints. Extensive renovation works on Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” will begin in July, but the painting will remain in its place in the exhibit hall designed around the painting. The work will be surrounded by a clear glass chamber to permit the public to continue admiring Rembrandt’s most famous painting and observe the restoration works.
In Drenthe, a group of volunteers will be recreating “The Night Watch” at the Noorderdierenpark in Emmen over the course of 2019. Other museums putting on exhibitions in honour of Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age include the Amsterdam City Archive, the Jewish History Museum and the Mauritshuis in The Hague, among others.