In conjunction with Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists, the Clark is offering a number of public lectures and programs related to the exhibition.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
For more information about these events, call 413 458 0524 or visit the calendar of events.
Saturday, November 12, 5:30 pm
Friends of the Clark are invited to a special preview of the exhibition Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists. A reception with light hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will follow. Tickets are $20 members ($25 guests of members), and reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 413 458 0524.
Sunday, November 13, 3:00 pm
Jenny Reynaerts, Senior Curator of 18th and 19th Century Paintings, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Clark Fellow, and curator of Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists, will introduce the exhibition. Free.
In celebration of the Clark’s exhibition Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists, this free film series presents a variety of cinematic portraits of Rembrandt and his work.
Sunday, November 20, 2:00 pm
This program will explore Rembrandt’s life and work through a selection of documentaries drawn from Rembrandt: 400 Years (2006), The Rembrandt Collection (2006), and Simon Schama’s BBC series Power of Art (2006), as well as Bert Haanstra’s classic short film Rembrandt: Painter of Man (1957).
Sunday, November 27, 2:00 pm
2007, 134 min.
Peter Greenaway’s exotic and moving look at Rembrandt’s romantic and professional life explores the theory that the artist meant to unravel a murder plot in his painting The Night Watch. A companion documentary, Rembrandt’s J’Accuse, will be screened following the feature.
Sunday, December 4, 2:00 pm
1936, 85 min.
Charles Laughton’s portrayal of Rembrandt is subtle and touching in Alexander Korda’s respectful biopic, which charts the decline of the artist’s fortune with the rise of his eccentric genius. Laughton’s wife Elsa Lanchester portrays the painter’s common-law wife Hendrickje.
Sunday, January 29, 3:00 pm
Degas expert Richard Kendall, Clark Curator at Large and curator of the Clark's recent exhibition Picasso Looks at Degas, will discuss Rembrandt's influence on Degas and other mid-nineteenth-century artists. Free.
Tuesday, January 10, 9:30 am
Friday, February 3, 9:30 am
Join Sarah Lees, Associate Curator of European Art, for a gallery talk about the exhibition Rembrandt and Degas: Two Young Artists. Free. Space is limited; reservations are required. Please register online at clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0425.