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Exhibition «Rembrandts Orient» – temporarily closed

Kunstmuseum Basel

The exhibition of the Kunstmuseum Basel focuses on one of the most consequential strands in this constellation: the Orient—an umbrella term for diverse Eastern non-European cultures rather than a well-defined geographic designation—fired Rembrandt’s imagination throughout his career. It inspired the painter has he envisioned the settings of biblical histories, one of his favorite genres. Several self-portraits show the artist in exotic costumes.

Date & Time

31. October 2020 -
14. February 2021

Organizer information

Virtual Tour:


Kunstmuseum Basel