Masterworks from Munich: Sixteenth- to Eighteenth-Century Paintings from the Alte Pinakothek

May 29 – September 5, 1988

West Building, Main Floor, Paul Mellon Galleries 73 through 79 (7,000 sq. ft.)

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

Overview: 62 paintings by 51 Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, Spanish, and French artists from the 16th through the 18th century were on loan from the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, the sister city of Munich, to mark their bicentennial and the city's German heritage. Peter Eikemeier and Hubertus Falkner von Sonnenburg in Munich, Elisabeth Batchelor in Cincinnati, and Sydney J. Freedberg, Beverly Louise Brown, and Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. at the Gallery were among those working on the exhibition. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by the foreign office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German-American Cultural Fund, Inc., and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Lufthansa German Airlines provided transportation.

Attendance: 199,989

Catalog: Masterworks from Munich, Sixteenth- to Eighteenth-Century Paintings from the Alte Pinakothek, by Beverly Louise Brown and Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1988.

Other Venues: Cincinnati Art Museum, October 25, 1988–January 8, 1989

Image: Installation view of Masterworks from Munich: Sixteenth- to Eighteenth-Century Paintings from the Alte Pinakothek, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives