''Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection''

Though he’s best known for his oil paintings including portraiture, historical scenes and the occasional Jesus, 17th-century Dutch painting master Rembrandt van Rijn also worked in chalk and ink. It’s those works that will be on view in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston exhibit “Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection,” which includes nine works by the master, and more than 50 by his students and followers, assembled by the Abramses over five decades.

“The Abrams collection is one of the finest private collections in the world,” says Dena Woodall, MFAH Assistant Curator of Paintings and Drawings, adding that Rembrandt “was one of the greatest draftsmen and printers of all time, keenly observing everyday life around him.” Besides the chance to see Rembrandt’s work, the show’s an opportunity to observe Rembrandt’s role as an art teacher and his influence on the accompanying work of his students. Many of these drawings have never been seen or published before. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; the exhibit runs through July 8. 5601 Main. For information and a full schedule, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: April 15. Continues through July 8, 2012

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