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    Rembrant exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts

    Christ with Arms Folded, Rembrandt van Rijin, 1657-61, oil on canvas, The Hyde Collection

    116,392 people from almost every state, including Alaska and Hawaii visited Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus, which was on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Nov. 20, 2011–Feb. 12, 2012

    The museum extended hours three times during the last month of the exhibition to accommodate people eager to see many of Rembrandt’s masterpieces that rarely travel to the United States.

    In a DIA press release, DIA’s director Graham W.J. Beal said, “We are delighted with the public’s response. People were deeply moved by the exhibition and we believe word-of-mouth was a major factor in the attendance number. Many new visitors had a chance to see what the DIA has to offer, and we look forward to them returning.”

    The exhibition was organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Musée du Louvre and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In Detroit, the exhibition was generously supported by The Cracchiolo Family. This exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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