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.
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