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Dixon exhibit features European masterpieces including Rembrandt, Rubens and more

MEMPHIS, TN.- The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is presenting an exhibition of more than 70 major works by master painters Rembrandt, Rubens, Tiepolo, Gainsborough, Hogarth and others from the renowned collection of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. On view through April 15, Rembrandt, Rubens, and the Golden Age of Painting illustrates how the tremendous changes in religion, science, and politics coupled with economic growth in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries gave way to a golden age of painting. The exhibition is comprised of brilliant portraits, religious paintings, landscapes, scenes of everyday life, still lifes, and interpretations of classical antiquity. “Rembrandt, Rubens and the Golden Age of Painting features outstanding works of art by seminal European masters. Some of these rare objects have never left Louisville since their acquisition by the Speed, which makes this opportunity a very