Rembrandt in Amsterdam: The Biblical Art

FABulous Fall Lecture Series

Rembrandt in Amsterdam: The Biblical Art

Join this examination of the relationships that developed between Rembrandt and the Jews of Amsterdam, including the myths that have encircled the Jewish community’s prominence in his paintings. We will look closely at the Biblical paintings while investigating Rembrandt’s use of his Sephardic and Ashkenazic neighbors as models, as he articulates the passages of the Hebrew Bible into the art — focusing upon the rich integration of the Jewish and Christian religions with the visual arts.

Christine Maasdam holds a master’s degree in humanities and a bachelor’s degree in cultural geography. Her art studies include The Courtauld Institute of Art in London, the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center in Washington, D.C., and post graduate studies in antiquities trafficking and art crime at the University of Glasgow. She is a graduate of the Art Crime Investigation Seminar led by Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI's National Art Crime Team. She is a member of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection and holds a certificate from Trident Manor on protection of cultural venues. She also received Sotheby’s certification on Determining Value: An Appraiser’s Perspective.

Registration is required by 3 p.m. Dec. 3. All are welcome to this one-time lecture. Cost is $10 per course or bundle all fall lectures for $60.

The Fifty and Better program was designed to offer university-level courses (no tests, no homework) taught by experts in the field, and to host social engagement activities for individuals age 50 and older.


Register by 3 p.m. Dec. 3

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