"Lucretia" by Rembrandt, collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts plans to add more evening hours for its popular "Rembrandt in America" show after Labor Day. From September 4 through September 16, when the exhibit closes, the museum will remain open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It will be open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays as always. It is closed Mondays.
Billed as the largest exhibition of Rembrandt's work ever shown in America, the exhibit attracted more than 37,500 visitors between its opening on June 24 and July 29.
The show features about 30 paintings by the 17th century Dutch master and another 20 by his students, followers and workshop. They are on loan from more than 20 major museums throughout the country including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. The Minneapolis museum was able to borrow such important paintings in part because it has a spectacular masterpiece by Rembrandt to loan in return: "Lucretia," a harrowing painting of a legendary Roman noblewoman committing suicide in order to protect her honor.
(Adult tickets cost $14 on weekends, $12 weekdays. Call 612-870-3131 or www.artsmia.org)