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BRIDGEPORT- The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Dutch paintings, including 20 by Rembrandt, will be the subject of a presentation at the Housatonic Museum of Art October 11.

Using works selected from the collection, Met lecturer Dahn Hiuni will discuss “The Golden Age of Dutch Painting,” examining the cultural, political and economic structure that gave rise to these works as well as the stylistic innovations of the artists themselves.

“This is a fascinating period of art history in Holland,” Hiuni said, “and Rembrandt is at the heart of it.”

The lecture is part of a series of cultural events celebrating the diversity of the Greater Bridgeport area that have been scheduled in conjunction with the Oct. 12 inauguration of new HCC President Anita T. Gliniecki.

For the first time ever, the Met is exhibiting its entire collection of 228 Dutch paintings, including 20 works by Rembrandt. The collection, which will be on exhibit through Jan. 6, is considered to be the greatest collection of Dutch Art outside Europe.

Housatonic is also hosting an exhibit of Dutch art, including works of Rembrandt. That exhibit, which runs through October 28, was organized by Syracuse University, with works culled from its art collection.

The talk will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Burt Chernow Galleries at the college. The event is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm., Thursdays to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays, Noon to 4 p.m.

Visit the Inauguration page for more information on October 11 events...