Rembrandt van Rijn, Heroine from the Old Testament, 1632‑1633, oil on canvas

Rembrandt van Rijn, Heroine from the Old Testament (detail), 1632/33, oil on canvas, 109.2 × 94.4 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 1953 (6089). Photo: NGC

Rembrandt in Ottawa : New Context, New Perspectives

Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
This is a virtual event. Zoom

Rembrandt in Amsterdam is the first major exhibition to open at the Gallery since the pandemic began. Join the Gallery’s curatorial team to learn about the exhibition and about how it evolved to include diverse perspectives.

At this virtual event, you’ll hear from:

Stephanie Dickey

Professor and Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art, Queens University. Guest Curator for Rembrandt in Amsterdam.

Stephanie Dickey earned her PhD from New York University and taught at Indiana University before joining the faculty at Queen's. She is the author or editor of numerous publications on Rembrandt and his contemporaries and co-authored the exhibition catalogue, Rembrandt in Amsterdam.

Erika Dolphin

Interim Senior Curator of Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Canada.

Erika Dolphin has her feet solidly planted in the worlds of both European paintings and works on paper. Since starting at the Gallery in 2002, she has curated a wide variety of exhibitions. She is the curator of The Collectors’ Cosmos: The Meakins-McClaran Print Collection (opening June 2021) and the organizing curator for Rembrandt in Amsterdam.

Greg Hill

Audain Senior Curator of Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada.

An artist and a Kanyen’kehaka member of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Greg Hill is the Gallery’s inaugural Audain Chair and Senior Curator of Indigenous Art. Hill has been dedicated to expanding the collection, display and recognition of Indigenous art. He has curated many important retrospective exhibitions for senior Indigenous artists in Canada, as well as the ongoing series of international Indigenous art exhibitions.

Jonathan Shaughnessy

Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada.

As curator in the contemporary art department, Jonathan Shaughnessy has organized numerous Gallery exhibitions and has written about many artists – from Canada and beyond. He is presently the Project Director for Canada’s presentation at the 2022 Venice Biennale featuring Vancouver-based artist Stan Douglas. Shaughnessy also serves as Adjunct Professor in UOttawa’s Visual Arts Department and is working on his PhD in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University in Ottawa.


This lecture will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in French available. Closed captioning in English available. 

This event will take place at 6 pm EDT. Spaces are limited.



Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:00 pm 7:30 pm
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