Joanna Sheers Seidenstein

Link to introductory video for the exhibition Divine Encounter: Rembrandt's Abraham and the Angels

Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow, introduces the exhibition Divine Encounter: Rembrandt's Abraham and the Angels, on view at The Frick Collection from May 30, 2017, through August 20, 2017.

Link to video of Joanna Sheers Seidenstein lecture about Rembrandt

The story of Abraham from the book of Genesis is replete with encounters with God and his angels. For Rembrandt, these episodes offered distinct opportunities for exploring the nature of divine presence and its perception. Presented by the curator of Divine Encounter: Rembrandt’s Abraham and the Angels, this lecture addresses the artist’s evolving interest in the Abraham narrative, its psychological content, and the experience of revelation. 

This lecture is made possible by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.