Rembrandt Invades SoCal… and the Internet

 In Art & Gallery News, Artists & Special Collections, Exhibits, Rembrandt van Rijn

Rembrandt in Southern CaliforniaA handful of notable museums in Southern California have created a unique collaborative online exhibition focused on the seventeenth-century Dutch master, Rembrandt van Rijn.

The Rembrandt in Southern California website offers a virtual exhibition of 14 paintings by the artist, with each work of art accompanied by an audio discussion from museum curators and directors. If you can’t travel to sunny California, the online guided tour is an exceptional way to learn about the paintings, and with your own virtual docent no less.

Southern California is home to the third-largest assemblage of Rembrandt paintings in the United States. By comparison, the Park West Gallery Rembrandt Collection isn’t quite as extensive, but we can certainly attest that launching a website is a really great way to educate the public about art. (You can visit the Park West Gallery Rembrandt website here.)

In addition to coordinating the Rembrandt in Southern California website, the five area museums – the Hammer Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles; the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena; and the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego – are also offering tours, lectures and exhibits centered around Rembrandt and his peers.

For a full schedule of events and exhibitions, visit

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