January 24 through May 2, 2021


Kress Gallery

When the Museum’s 1632 Portrait of a Young Woman was sent out for routine conservation in 2018, the conservators made an exciting discovery: while this painting had previously been attributed to Rembrandt’s studio, during cleaning they found reason to reconsider an attribution to the master. The Museum will be celebrating the return of this important work to the galleries with the exhibition Rembrandt Revealed, which will illuminate how conservation science has helped us better understand this painting and its authorship.

Through a close focus on Portrait of a Young Woman, this exhibition will offer a deep dive into the conservation process, with an appealing and accessible step-by-step understanding of decisions and discoveries. It will also explore the complexities and uncertainties of the attribution process and invite the public to participate in that conversation.

Featured image: Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), Portrait of a Young Woman, 1632, oil on panel. Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1961. (1961.35)

RESERVE TIMED TICKETS

Please note: Entrance to Kress Gallery and Rembrandt Revealed on March 6, April 3, and May 1 from 11am to 1pm is reserved for Museum members only. The other galleries will remain open to public on these dates during this time.


Exclusive Exhibition Viewing

Kress Society and members are invited to view Portrait of a Young Woman during exclusive viewing on March 6, April 3, and May 1, 11am-1pm.

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Please note: By RSVPing for exclusive viewings, you are guaranteed entrance into the Museum. You will not need to reserve a general entrance timed ticket. 


Explore Rembrandt’s Work & the Complex Attribution Process



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Rembrandt Revealed is supported through a grant from the Richard C. Von Hess Foundation.
 
Additional support is provided by the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Century Fund, the Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, the Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, the County of Lehigh, the Keystone Savings Foundation, the Allentown Art Museum Auxiliary, the Society of the Arts (SOTA), the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Museum members.