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NMA’s Art Bite this Friday about Rembrandt’s ‘cabinet of curiosities’

By ThisIsReno


Nevada Museum of ArtArt Bite
Rembrandt: The Curious Case of Cabinets
Friday, Dec. 11/noon

Rembrandt’s working studio featured, among other things, an eclectic collection of natural history, armament and art objects in what was known as a “cabinet of curiosities.” Michael P. Branch, UNR professor of literature and environment, discusses the historical precedent for these cabinets and traces their trajectory to the present.

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, The Woman With the Arrow (Venus and Cupid), 1661. Etching, drypoint and engraving, 8 11/16 x 5 9/36 inches. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvey D. Parker CollectionView the recreation of Rembrandt’s studio on display at the museum featuring marble busts, African artifacts and a variety of taxidermy examples.

Art Bites give attendees the opportunity to experience an informal and intimate introduction to works in the galleries over a short half-hour dialogue. Cost: $5/$4 museum members. The Art Bite series is supported in part by the Gabelli Foundation.

For more information, visit nevadaart.activitytickets.com/relax/artbites/100.

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