Wonders of the Age: Masterpieces of Early Safavid Painting, 1501-1576

December 16, 1979 – March 2, 1980

East Building, Ground Floor, Northeast, Pod I (2,000 sq. ft.)

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 85 miniatures from 12 lenders and anonymous sources were assembled by Stuart Cary Welch, curator of Muslim and Hindu painting at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard Unversity.

Organization: Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, John Goelet, and an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 96,131

Catalog: Wonders of the Age, Masterpieces of Early Safavid Painting, 1501-1576, by Stuart Cary Welch. Cambridge: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1979.

Other Venues: British Library, London, August 10–October 28, 1979
Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 20–May 18, 1980

Image: Installation view of Wonders of the Age: Masterpieces of Early Safavid Painting, 1501-1576, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives