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A golden age in the making

Lectures exploring Dutch art, history and culture

Image: Ludolf Bakhuizen Warships in a heavy storm c1695 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Sundays 10.30am
5-19 November 2017

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Teacher salon: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age plus 2018 education program launch

Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

Image: Rembrandt Self-portrait as the apostle Paul 1661 (detail), Rijksmuseum, De Bruijn-van der Leeuw Bequest, Muri, Switzerland

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 5pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Double Dutch: artists on artists

Australian artists talk about the Dutch masters

Image: Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael Landscape with a waterfall c1668 (detail), Rijksmuseum, on loan from the City of Amsterdam (A van der Hoop Bequest)

Wednesdays 6pm
15, 22 November 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Members party

The Dutch golden age

Image: Judith Leyster The jolly drinker 1629 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Saturday 25 November 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Jazz at the Gallery

The Divine One: a tribute to Sarah Vaughan

Image: Dan Barnett

Sunday 26 November 2017, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Artist talks: Front Up

A personal perspective on the art of the Dutch golden age

Image: Wallerant Vaillant Portrait of Maria van Oosterwijck (1630–93), flower painter 1671 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Drop in and draw: Stop, smell and sketch the roses

A free artmaking activity for all ages

Image: Rachel Ruysch Still life with flowers on a marble tabletop 1716, Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Wednesdays 5.30-8.30pm
22, 29 November 2017

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Auslan tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

With Todd Wright for vistors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Richard Brakenburg The Feast of Saint Nicholas 1685 (detail), Rijksmuseum, Dupper Wzn Bequest, Dordrecht

Sunday 26 November 2017, 1.30pm
Wednesday 29 November 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Lecture series: Masters of simplicity

Art historians speak about the art of the Dutch golden age

Image: Nicolaes Maes Girl at a window, known as ‘The daydreamer’ 1653–55 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Wednesdays 6pm
29 November - 13 December 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Concert: Choir of St James' King Street

Join us for a performance by one of Australia's foremost choirs

Image: The Choir of St James’

Wednesday 7.30pm
6, 13 December 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Coffee tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age BOOKED OUT

For members and guests

Image: Abraham Mignon Still life with fruit, oysters, and a porcelain bowl 1660–79 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Tuesday 28 November, Thursday 14 December 2017, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Drop in and make: A Dutch Christmas

Free artmaking activity for kids of all ages

Image: Jan Abrahamsz Beerstraten View of the church of Sloten in winter c1660 (detail), Rijksmuseum, gift of SE Dribbel, Amsterdam

Sundays 11am – 4pm
3, 17 December 2017
Wednesdays 4.30–6.30pm
6, 13 December 2017

Location: Entrance court
Free

Children’s access workshop: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

Free artmaking for children with specific needs, their families and carers

Image: Pieter de Ring Still life with golden goblet 1650–60 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Wednesday 17 January 2018, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Rembrandt live

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra performs as part of Sydney Festival 2018

Photo by Peter Greig

6, 8-9, 11-12, 15-16, 22-23 January 2018
6-7pm, 7.30-8.30pm
with a baroque banquet 18-19 January, 6-10pm

Charges apply

Drop in and make: Collars, cuffs and caps

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Karel Dujardin Self-portrait 1662 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Mondays-Fridays 11am – 4pm
8-26 January 2018

Duration 5 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

The Bear Pack: Dutch masters

Improvised storytelling to leave you in stitches

Image: The Bear Pack

Wednesdays 6.30pm
10-31 January 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Audio-description tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

For vistors who are blind or with low vision

Image: Nicolaes Maes Young woman at a cradle c1655 (detail), Rijksmuseum, De Bruijn-van der Leeuw Bequest, Muri, Switzerland

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 1pm
Thursday 18 January 2018, 1pm
Saturday 3 February 2018, 1pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Art and dementia: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia

Image: Jacob Ochtervelt The players 1665–70 (detail), Rijksmuseum, MH Insinger-van Loon Bequest, Amsterdam

Thursday 8 February 2018, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Access workshop: The art of still life

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Image: Laurens Craen Still life with imaginary view c1645-c1650 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Friday 9 February 2018, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Korean-language guided tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

한국어 안내 관람: 렘브란트와 네덜란드의 황금시대

Image: Rembrandt Bust of a man in oriental dress 1635 (detail), Rijksmuseum, gift of Mr and Mrs Kessler-Hülsmann, Kapelle op den Bosch

Wednesdays 11am
15 November - 13 December 2017
3 January - 14 February 2018
Saturdays 1pm, 13-27 January 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Conversations with James Valentine

Love and other mysteries of the Dutch golden age

Image: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn Samson and Delilah 1626–30 (detail), Rijksmuseum, Purchased with the support of the Stichting tot Bevordering van de Belangen van het Rijksmuseum

Wednesdays 6.30pm
7-14 February 2018

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Japanese-language guided tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

レンブラントとオランダの黄金時代、日本語ガイドツアー

Image: Rembrandt Bust of a man in oriental dress 1635 (detail), Rijksmuseum, gift of Mr and Mrs Kessler-Hülsmann, Kapelle op den Bosch

Saturdays 11am
11 November - 16 December 2017
6 January - 17 February 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Cantonese-language guided tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

粵語導覽:林布蘭(倫勃朗)和荷蘭黃金時代

Image: Rembrandt Bust of a man in oriental dress 1635 (detail), Rijksmuseum, gift of Mr and Mrs Kessler-Hülsmann, Kapelle op den Bosch

Saturdays 2pm
11 November - 16 December 2017
6 January – 17 February 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Guided tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

An introduction to highlights in the exhibition

Image: Rembrandt Bust of a man in oriental dress 1635 (detail), Rijksmuseum, gift of Mr and Mrs Kessler-Hülsmann, Kapelle op den Bosch

Daily 11.30am, 2pm
11 November – 22 December 2017
2 January – 18 February 2018
Wednesdays 7.15pm
15 November – 13 December 2017
10 January – 14 February 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Mandarin-language guided tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

普通話導覽:林布蘭(倫勃朗)和荷蘭黃金時代

Image: Rembrandt Bust of a man in oriental dress 1635 (detail), Rijksmuseum, gift of Mr and Mrs Kessler-Hülsmann, Kapelle op den Bosch

Saturdays and Sundays 2pm
11 November - 17 December 2017
6 January – 18 February 2018

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Past events

Directors in conversation: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

With Michael Brand from the Gallery and Taco Dibbits from the Rijksmuesum

Image: Jan Bray The governors of the Guild of St Luke, Haarlem 1675 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Saturday 11 November 2017, 11am

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Artist talk: The matter of the masters

Hear Janet Laurence discuss her new work

Image: Janet Laurence The matter of the masters 2017 (detail of work in progress). Photo: Janet Laurence

Saturday 11 November 2017, 2pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
Free

Curator talk: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

With Pieter Roelofs from the Rijksmuseum

Image: Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor Vanitas still life c1660–65 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Saturday 11 November 2017, 3pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Free viewing for members

‘Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age’ plus ‘Robert Mapplethorpe’

Image: Rembrandt Portrait of Dr Ephraim Bueno (1599-1665) 1646–47 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Sunday 12 November 2017, 5.15pm
Monday 13 November 2017, 10am

Free

Celebrity talk: Rembrandt live

Paul Dyer gives a sneak peek of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra performance in conversation with Simon Marnie

Image: Paul Dyer

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Martha Marlow

A Gallery favourite returns

Image: Martha Marlow

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 7.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free