Rembrandt Study Day

18th July - 14th August 2019

Rembrandt: Light, love and darkness

An in-depth study day

in the 350 anniversary year of his death

with eleanor bird

Wednesday 14 August, 10.30am-3.30pm

Abergavenny Museum, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EE

Places limited to 12, cost £30

Booking essential, Contact Abergavenny Museum 01873 854282


Rembrandt was one of the most popular, well known and most prolific of artists, but what is known about him?  He left no diaries or memoirs. When he died in poverty, 350 years ago, he was buried in an unmarked grave. But he left an amazing record of his life in the remarkable self-portraits he painted during his career.

Find out what we do know, take a fresh look at his work and his life and follow the journey of discovery on a study day, on Wednesday August 14th at Abergavenny Museum, from 10.30am -3.30pm with Eleanor Bird. Her popular lectures and art history courses are well known in Monmouthshire. This day is different and is limited to just 12 people. On this in-depth study day into this giant of 17th century art, exploring the development of Rembrandt's painting and setting his work in the context of Dutch artists of the period and the wider European art world, there will be the opportunity for questions and discussion.

Booking is essential please contact Abergavenny Museum, telephone 01873 854282 between 11am - 4pm (daily except Wednesdays). The cost is £30, which includes tea and coffee, but not lunch – please bring your own, or use a local hostelry, coffee shop or sandwich place -  there will be a lunch break!