The Joslyn Art Museum is on the verge of a big moment. When it opens on Tuesday visitors will be able to view an original Rembrandt, an oil painting titled Dirck van Os.
The museum acquired the painting in 1942 but in the 1980s there were doubts that it was, in fact, a Rembrandt so it was taken out of view in 1999.
Four years ago, researchers worked with a leading Rembrandt scholar who confirmed it is a Rembrandt.
The executive director of Joslyn says this is a great milestone for our community.
Jack Becker said, "It could be one of the celebrated works within the Joslyn's collection. It will be a work known not only in Omaha but far and wide beyond Omaha, beyond this country, even in Europe. It will be a great picture for us to have here and to celebrate."
The subject, Dirck van Os, was a prominent figure in Amsterdam.