Exhibition « Rembrandt and the Jews »

Article publié le 24 February 2023

7 June to 24 September 2023 at the Oregon Jewish Museum, USA

The exhibition traces the strong ties in Amsterdam between the famous painter and the Jews, mainly from Spain and Portugal where they had fled the Inquisition. In this city, they were able to find freedom of worship and culture. In his interpretations of biblical themes, Rembrandt was inspired by discussions with Jewish theologians, but he was also the one who painted portraits of Jews who were happy as a Jew in the Amsterdam of that time. A total of 22 works are presented in this exhibition.