"Rembrandt and the Jewish Experience" Exhibition in Savannah

Event Date

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
All Day


Dates & times for March 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 All Day
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 All Day
Thursday, March 28, 2019 All Day
Friday, March 29, 2019 All Day
Saturday, March 30, 2019 All Day
Sunday, March 31, 2019 All Day


Telfair Museums' Jepson Center
207 W. York St.
Savannah GA 31401


  • Adult: $20.00
  • Senior (65+): $18.00
  • Active Military (w/ military ID): $18.00
  • Student (13-25 w/ valid student ID): $15.00
  • Youth (6-12): $5.00
  • Child (5 and below): $0.00
Rembrandt, Abraham’s Sacrifice, 1655 B. 35, I/I (White & Boon only state); H. 283 Etching on laid paper with pen and ink ruled lines 6 1/8 x 5 ¼ in.

 The exhibition, "Rembrandt and the Jewish Experience: The Berger Print Collection," will be on view at our Jepson Center March 15 through June 30.

Rembrandt lived and worked in Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. Although most residents of Amsterdam during Rembrandt’s lifetime practiced Dutch Calvinism, the city was renowned for its welcoming spirit toward immigrants, especially the Sephardic Jews who had been expelled from Spain and Portugal during the Inquisition. Rembrandt never formally joined any church, but he was an astute student of the Bible. At times, he turned to Jewish theologians for insight into his depictions of Old Testament imagery. He also hired models from the Jewish community and received commissions from Jewish patrons.

This exhibition contains 21 etchings by Rembrandt and one drawing by Rembrandt’s teacher Pieter Lastman (Dutch, 1583-1633). These works highlight the artist’s nuanced relationship with Amsterdam’s citizens of the Jewish faith and the keen insights Rembrandt brought to interpretations of Old Testament Bible stories.

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