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Rembrandt van Rijn's painting “Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery” at the “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. The exhibit is ongoing unti Oct. 30. AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Rembrandt van Rijn's painting “Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery” at the “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. The exhibit is ongoing unti Oct. 30. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

‘Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus’ in Philadelphia

Rembrandt van Rijn's painting “Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery” at the “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. The exhibit is ongoing unti Oct. 30. AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Rembrandt van Rijn's painting “Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery” at the “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. The exhibit is ongoing unti Oct. 30. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

PHILADELPHIA — A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art takes a fresh look at religious paintings, drawings and prints by one of history’s most revered artists.

“Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” debuts Wednesday (August 3) in Philadelphia, after its premiere at the Louvre Museum in Paris. It’s the only U.s. East Coast stop for the exhibit, which runs through Oct. 30. It contains works from museums and private collections in the U.S. and Europe.

In this Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 photo, a person views two paintings attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn at the “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibit. AP Photo/Matt Rourke
In this Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 photo, a person views two paintings attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn at the “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibit. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

The exhibition of more than 50 works by the Dutch master and his pupils includes a group of seven oil paintings of Jesus Christ that have not been together since they left Rembrandt’s studio in 1656. It’s also the first Rembrandt exhibition in Philadelphia since 1932.