Around Town

Other Exhibits Of Note This Season

Tattoo: An Exhibition
Through April 18, 2018
Natural History Museum

Njideka Akunyili Crosby
On View January 8, 2018 MOCA

Hammer Projects: Sam Falls
Through April 28, 2018
Hammer Museum

The High Art of Riding Low
Through July 2018
Petersen Automotive Museum

Robert Polidori: 20 Photographs of the Getty Museum, 1997
Through May 6, 2018
The Getty Museum

Rembrandt's Self Portrait

Exhibits and Performances

With Los Angeles in the presence of a legend until March 5, 2018, we set the stage and let him shine this quarter

Rembrandt ‘Self-Portrait at the Age of 34’

The Greatest Dutch Master is spotted in Los Angeles, captivating and astounding visitors to the Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

Through March 5, 2018

The long awaited arrival of one of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn’s most striking self portraits has finally arrived on U.S. soil, in Pasadena specifically. Completed in 1640, Rembrandt had entered into his middle ages, evident in the affluence, self-confidence, and wisdom that he exudes in this depiction of himself. He has exited his youthful self-examination period and entered a new decade burdened with strife. The 1630s were marred with many deaths in Rembrandt’s family, which is showcased in the newly formed frown lines in his somber face and steady, melancholic gaze.

Yet the many misfortunes in his life did not hinder his outstandingly successful public career. No doubt one of Rembrandt’s favorite models was himself, exemplified in the nearly 100 renderings of his portrait in paintings, etchings, and drawings. The newly attained self portrait is added to the already magnificent Museum’s 17th Century gallery and accompanied by Simon’s previous collection of Rembrandt including the Portrait of a Bearded Man with a Wide-Brimmed Hat (1633) and Portrait of a Boy (1655-60). It is part of a loan exchange program between the Norton Simon Museum and The National Gallery, London that was established earlier this year.