Visitors to the Arts Centre of Christchurch will have the opportunity to get to know one of the greatest artists of all time from 5 September to 3 October.
Rembrandt Remastered showcases 57 stunning life-size reproductions of Rembrandt’s paintings that have each been digitally remastered to their original condition.
The exhibition will be held in the Arts Centre’s Great Hall and provides learning opportunities for all ages. School groups – both primary and secondary – are invited to visit the exhibition to learn about the Dutch master's life and engage with activities such as self-portrait drawing, Dutch language exercises and art history facts and quizzes. Activity booklets and resources will be supplied by the Arts Centre.
Curated by Dr Erin Griffey, Head of Art History at the University of Auckland and Australasia’s foremost specialist on Rembrandt, the works – which include The Nightwatch, The Anatomy Lesson and The Jewish Bride – are presented in their original size and displayed in chronological order with accompanying text telling the story of the works, as well as stories from the painter’s life.
Rembrandt’s original works are scattered around the globe – some damaged, some lost and some modified. Rembrandt Remastered gives Great Hall visitors the rare opportunity to see many of his works together in one stunning space.
Date: Wednesday 5 September to Wednesday 3 October.
Admission: Adults $10; children aged under 13, $5; mobility pass $5 (part of the exhibition is on the stage, accessible only via stairs).
Time: 10am–5pm, seven days a week. On Fridays the exhibition will be open until 9pm.