Getty Rembrandt Project

November 13, 2008


Rembrandt, Portrait of Marten Looten, 1632, gift of J. Paul Getty

In February, we hosted a cadre of out of town journalists for the opening of BCAM. Many of the visiting writers and editors told us they could really sense a collaborative feel among L.A. museums. Another step in that direction was just officially launched this week—Rembrandt in Southern California. It's a web-based project initiated by the Getty that involves LACMA, the Hammer, the Norton Simon Museum, and the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego. Together, these five institutions feature the third-largest assemblage of paintings by Rembrandt in the United States. Rembrandt in Southern California brings these works together into a virtual exhibition that features fourteen paintings on view in Southern California. The site also offers a guide to exploring the works along with suggested connections and points of comparison. Check it out at

Allison Agsten