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Canceled—Introduction to the Exhibition—A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600–1750

Lectures and Book Signings

  • Sunday, May 31, 2020
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

Anton Maria Vassallo, The Larder, probably c. 1650/1660, oil on canvas, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1961.9.91

This program held in conjunction with the exhibition A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600–1750 is postponed.

Jonathan Bober, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art

By the 17th century, Genoa was the banking center of Europe. Its functioning republican government and enormous wealth enabled artists and their patrons to create a singularly rich and beautiful expression of baroque style, with works of extraordinary material sumptuousness, visual splendor, and exuberant feeling. The landmark exhibition A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600–1750 brings together some 140 paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, drawings, and prints for the first major presentation of the Genoese baroque the United States. The exhibition is on view at the National Gallery of Art from May 3 through August 16, 2020. In this lecture Jonathan Bober will introduce the exhibition.

A signing of the exhibition catalog follows.