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'Late Rembrandt,' late nights at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum
'Late Rembrandt,' late nights at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum

For once, being late paid off. Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was uncharacteristically serene on a recent Friday evening as about 100 guests mingled in the majestic lobby sipping cocktails. The Dutch national art and history museum was open after-hours for a special showing of its “Late Rembrandt” exhibit, billed as the first major retrospective of the Dutch painter’s later work. The show, which runs through May 17, includes more than 90 Rembrandt paintings, drawings and prints from the last 18 years of the artist’s life culled from museums and private collections around the world. Normally, the show is something of a zoo, swarming with an estimated 13,000 people a...

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