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Italian Drawings: Masterpieces from Five Centuries

October 9 – November 6, 1960
Ground Floor, Central Gallery, Galleries G-7, G-8, G-9, G-10

Installation view of Italian Drawings: Masterpieces from Five Centuries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: The 154 drawings in this exhibition were by 85 artists and were chosen from 12 Italian collections. Giulia Sinibaldi, director of the print room of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and her assistant, Maria Fossi Todorow, organized and directed the exhibition. They selected the drawings, wrote the scholarly catalogue, and accompanied the show to Washington. The exhibition, which celebrated the centennial of the unification of Italy, was circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Attendance: 23,707

Catalog: Italian Drawings: Masterpieces of Five Centuries, by Giulia Sinibaldi. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1960.

Other Venues: Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Italian Prints
October 9 – November 6, 1960