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Rembrandt prints and other artworks displayed at WIU

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The Western Illinois University Art Gallery’s first exhibit of the new school year includes five Rembrandt prints that were donated to the university.

“These are his original etchings. They came in contact with the metal plate that he used to create these images,” said gallery director Tyler Hennings.

The prints come from the collection of the late Tate Lindahl, who came to WIU in 1967 to work in academic computing. He began giving artwork to Western in the ‘80s.

Hennings said the exhibit also features works by Goya, Rouault, and Rothe that were donated by Lindahl, as well as art from Lindahl’s private collection.

“Maybe there’s some not so A-list artists that came from his private collection. But I kind of like those because I think they give you a better idea of the stuff that he personally liked,” Hennings said.

He said the idea behind the exhibit is to honor Lindahl for his generosity.

The gallery will host a reception on 4:30 to p.m. Thursday, September 1.

The exhibit runs through October 13.

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