Mostre - NY, Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor

Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor
October 17, 2007–January 6, 2008
Special Exhibition Galleries, The Tisch Galleries, 2nd floor
From the Middle Ages until the late 18th century, the courts of Europe lavished vast resources on tapestries made of precious materials after designs by the leading artists of the day. This international loan exhibition, conceived as a sequel to Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (spring 2002), is the first comprehensive survey of high-quality 17th-century European tapestry. Drawing from collections in more than 15 countries, it presents 40 rare tapestries made in Brussels, Delft, Florence, London, Munich, Paris, and Rome between 1590 and 1720, along with approximately 25 drawings, engravings, and oil sketches. The exhibition investigates the stylistic and technical development of this prestigious figurative medium and explores the contributions of artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Simon Vouet, Charles Le Brun, Pietro da Cortona, and Giovanni Romanelli, as they responded to the challenges of the medium in unique and spectacular ways.

A two-day symposium will be held in connection with this exhibition on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, 2007. Free with Museum admission; tickets and reservations not required. See the calendar for more information, or contact

The exhibition is made possible by the Hochberg Foundation Trust and the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund.

Corporate support is provided by Fortis.

The exhibition is also made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Society of Friends of Belgium in America, and the Flemish Government.

The catalogue is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Inc., and the Doris Duke Fund for Publications.

The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, with the generous participation of the Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid.

It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Pubblicato il 11/10/2007 alle 8.15 nella rubrica Segnalazioni.

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