Event Details

Oct 28, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm
Wing lecture room

This symposium examined how both pedagogical approaches and increased watermarks data for Rembrandt’s prints can be used along with traditional connoisseurship to answer questions about Rembrandt as a printmaker—while raising new ones. Speakers discussed cross-disciplinary projects and collaborative research in academic collections, and how they extend the reach of existing knowledge about Rembrandt’s practice. 

This symposium has been generously supported by Ronni Lacroute ’66, with additional support from Susan E. Lynch. Cosponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Visual Studies.

Morning session (CornellCast video 2:35 hours)

Welcome and opening remarks
Andrew C. Weislogel, Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art, 
Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Keynote presentation
Erik Hinterding, Curator of Prints, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
“Rembrandt’s Paper: State of the research and where we go from here”

Andrew C. Weislogel and
C. Richard Johnson, Jr., Jacobs Fellow in Computational Arts and Humanities, Cornell Tech/
Geoffrey S. M. Hedrick Senior Professor of Engineering, Cornell University, with students
“The Watermark Identification in Rembrandt’s Etchings (WIRE) Project: Student Engagement, Initial Discoveries, and Future Directions”

Response to morning session, followed by Q&A
Stephanie S. Dickey, Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art, Queen’s University

Afternoon session (CornellCast video 2:18 hours)

Introductory remarks
Lisa Pincus, Visiting Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University

Keynote presentation
Susan Donahue Kuretsky, Professor of Art on the Sarah Gibson Blanding Chair, Vassar College
“In Love with Line: Tales of Teaching with Rembrandt”

Panel: “Teaching Rembrandt prints, in and out of the Museum”
Moderated by Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Curator of European and American Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College

Nadine Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art
“Rembrandt’s Prints at the Met”

Margaret Holben Ellis, Eugene Thaw Professor of Paper Conservation, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
“Computational Connoisseurship of Rembrandt’s Prints”

Elizabeth Nogrady, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
“Conversation Starter: Teaching Rembrandt prints outside the art history classroom”