Portrait of a bearded man dressed in a brown jacket over a white shirt and black beret facing us with hands on his hips.
Painted Presence: Rembrandt and His Peers
OFF-SITE: 17 February 2024– 2026
OFF-SITE: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
Co-curated by Suzanne van de Meerendonk, Bader Curator of European Art at AGNES and Adam Harris Levine, AGO Associate Curator European Art

On view at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Painted Presence: Rembrandt and His Peers brings together a remarkable selection of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings, including fifteen works from The Bader Collection at Agnes. Shown in dialogue with paintings from the AGO’s European Collection of Art, at the centre of this focused installation are seven artworks attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), shown together for the first time. Featuring intensely observed still life paintings, detailed interiors and mesmerizing portraits, these striking artworks offer a rare glimpse of Dutch artistry at work.

Hero image: Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo, 1658, oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2015


This exhibition is co-organized by  Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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