Hamilton Library to host exhibition of rare Rembrandt etchings, Oct. 23-Nov. 6

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jim Manke, (808) 956-6099
UH Manoa Chancellor's Office
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Oct 6, 2005

Arrangements are being finalized for a two-week display of thirty rare Rembrandt etchings at UH Manoa‘s Hamilton Library later this month. The exhibition will be open to the public at no charge.

The artworks are in the private collection of Baltimore cardiologist Dr. Morton Mower and his wife, Tobia Mower, and are being brought to Hawaiʻi by special arrangements through the office of Manoa Vice Chancellor for Research Gary K. Ostrander — a personal friend of the Mowers.

"This is an exceptional opportunity for art students and faculty and for people in the community to enjoy an extraordinary collection of true masterworks," said UH Manoa Gallery Director Tom Klobe. "We are pleased to assist Hamilton staff in displaying the etchings."

The collection has previously been exhibited at Johns Hopkins University — Dr. Mower‘s home institution — where a reviewer noted that "the prints reveal the breadth of Rembrandt‘s subjects, from portraits and landscapes to historical and biblical narratives." Dr. Mower has noted, "Etching was the photography of Rembrandt‘s day, and he gives us a window into both the everyday life and cosmopolitan themes that captured his imagination."

Rembrandt Etchings

The Collection of Dr. Morton and Tobia MowerUH Manoa Hamilton Library

Bridge Gallery

Sunday, October 23-Sunday, November 6, 2005

The exhibition is available for public viewing during library hours:Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12 noon- 11:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Aaron Young, President of Aaron Fine Arts of Baltimore, will present two lectures about the exhibited works on Tuesday, October 25 at 11:30 a.m. at the library‘s Eugene Yap Room in the Hamilton addition (Library Phase III) and another one at 7:30 p.m. in the Art Auditorium.