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El Greco of Toledo

July 2 – September 6, 1982
East Building, Concourse (10,000 sq. ft.)

El Greco, Christ Cleansing the Temple, probably before 1570, oil on panel, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1957.14.4

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

Overview: 66 catalogued paintings included 32 from Spain. Reflecting the political, religious, and artistic life of Toledo at the time of El Greco (1541-1614), the exhibition drew paintings and documents from Spanish churches and monasteries, and from museums and private collections in Europe and America. The exhibition was inspired by the cooperative spirit of the sister cities of Toledo, Spain, and Toledo, Ohio.

Organization: The Toledo Museum of Art organized the exhibition with the Museo del Prado, Madrid, the National Gallery of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. Curators were Jonathan Brown, William B. Jordan, Richard L. Kagan, and Alfonso E. Perez Sanchez. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition with special assistance from William Jordan. Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by a grant from the American Express Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 404,814

Catalog: El Greco of Toledo, by Jonathan Brown et al. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1982.

Brochure: El Greco of Toledo, an International Exhibition. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1982.

Other Venues: Museo del Prado, Madrid, April 1–June 6, 1982
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, September 26–November 21, 1982
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, December 12, 1982–February 6, 1983

El Greco
Greek, 1541 - 1614