All the Rembrandt Drawings!

October 4, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Drawing of Mary Magdalene with the risen Christ

To mark the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt van Rijn’s death in 1669, the Ackland Art Museum is displaying its complete holdings of the artist’s drawings publicly for the first time for just two weeks. The seven drawings, which were donated in 2017 as part of the landmark Peck Collection gift, showcase Rembrandt’s drawing style and technique over the course of his career, revealing his virtuosic flair, keen insight, and eye for detail. Created over a twenty-year period from about 1635 to 1656, the drawings depict biblical and genre scenes, figure studies, and the Dutch landscape.

This special presentation of Rembrandt’s work highlights the Ackland as the only public university art museum in the United States to own a collection of the artist’s drawings and places the Museum among many other institutions worldwide, from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi, that are celebrating Rembrandt and his art this year.

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Come to the Ackland Art Museum to see “All the Rembrandt Drawings,” an unprecedented exhibition of drawings by Rembrandt, for a short run, from Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 20th. In showing these  seven drawings from the Museum’s Peck Collection together for the first time ever, the Ackland joins the global celebrations of Rembrandt’s 350th anniversary year. Admission to the Ackland is always free. The Ackland: Look Close, Think Far.


All the Rembrandt Drawings!  Public Programs

Looking Over Rembrandt’s Shoulder: A Discussion of the Peck Collection Drawings
Featuring Dana Cowen and Robert Fucci
Oct 11, 2019 | 5:00 p.m., during the 2nd Friday ArtWalk

Dana Cowen, Sheldon Peck Curator for European and American Art before 1950, and Robert Fucci, Peck Collection Research Fellow will participate in an energetic conversation about Rembrandt’s renowned skill as a draftsman and his impact on the art world.

Free and open to the public. RSVP here.

All the Rembrandt Drawings!  Guided Tours

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. (and 2:00 p.m., if the earlier tour fills):

October 4
October 9, 10, 11
October 16, 17, 18

Sundays at 2:30 p.m.:

October 6
October 13
October 20

First come, first served; space is limited to 15 visitors per tour.

All the Rembrandt Drawings!  Private Tours Available

Community groups may request a free, private, guided tour of All the Rembrandt Drawings (or any Ackland exhibition). Click here to request a tour for your group.


Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, 1606-1669, Noli Me Tangere, c. 1655-56, pen and brown ink with touches of brown wash on paper, 8 9/16 × 7 5/16 in. (21.8 × 18.5 cm). Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Peck Collection, 2017.1.68.