University Fine Arts Gallery to Display Works of Rembrandt, Dürer

It isn’t very often that we get to see art of the caliber of Rembrandt and Dürer here in Fayetteville, but that changes today.

“The Inspired Line: Selected Prints of Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt Van Rijn” opens today and runs through March 13, 2009, at the Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Arkansas. The Inspired Line explores the respective and shared religious, technical and cultural inspiration of Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606 – 1669) and German artist Albrecht Dürer (German 1471 – 1528).

Works such as Dürer’s St. Christopher Facing to the Left and Announcement to the Virgin, and Rembrandt’s David in Prayer and The Holy Family will be on display from the Thrivent Financial Collection of Religious Art.

Jeffrey Chipps Smith from the University of Texas at Austin will offer an illustrated talk on Dürer at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 in the gallery, followed by a 5 p.m. lecture that evening on “Durer and the Art of the Print” in room 213 of the Fine Arts Building. A reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibit will follow.

Paul Crenshaw of Washington University in St. Louis will offer a gallery talk on Rembrandt at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, followed by an illustrated lecture on “Rembrandt as Printmaker” that evening at 5 p.m. in room 213 of the Fine Arts Center.

You can see the works from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the duration of the exhibition which is free and open to the public. Thanks to Flyer reader Tim for the tip.