Baroque Paintings from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

April 6 – September 29, 1986

West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 30, 31, 32 (1,500 sq. ft.)

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

Overview: 33 Italian and northern baroque paintings were lent for a special exhibition by the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, to mark 40 years of ownership by the state of Florida. The collection was formed chiefly in the 1920s by the circus owner John Ringling, who intended his museum to become the state art museum of Florida.

Organization: The exhibition was directed by Anthony Janson, chief curator of the Ringling Museum. It was coordinated at the Gallery by Sydney Freedberg and Beverly Louise Brown.

Attendance: 156,755

Brochure: Baroque Paintings from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1986.

Image: Installation view of Baroque Paintings from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives