Friends @ Home | Docent Event: Rembrandt van Rijn

May 15, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak Street
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Rembrandt van Rijn lived in the Golden Age of Dutch art but even 400 years later we are still captivated by his paintings and etchings, which inspire and move us to look and wonder. You might expect that Rembrandt would have been universally beloved in his lifetime, just as he is now. But listen and learn as we look at Rembrandt’s successes and challenges as he reigned over and rebelled against 17th century art.

Our guide for this journey, Marsha Holm, has been a docent with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since 1979. In addition to giving tours and lectures in all areas of the museums’ collections, from Africa to the Pacific Islands, from the Americas to Europe, she has served in several administrative capacities, including new and continuing education for FAMSF docents. She has also assisted in training docents at the Blackhawk Museum, the Oakland Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art in addition to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.