Art: SAM's exhibit of European masterpieces is a rare opportunity


Seattle Art Museum’s “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London” closes on May 19. This collection of 50 masterpieces, heavy on portraiture, landscapes and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, was bequeathed to Great Britain by an heir to the Guinness brewery fortune. It includes Rembrandt’s “Portrait of the Artist” (1665), which has never before left European soil. If you prefer your paintings rife with grandeur and aristocracy, this is the show for you. Times and prices vary. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave.; 206.654.3100;