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Renaissance Master Bronzes from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

August 17 – November 30, 1986
East Building, Mezzanine, Northwest, Pod II (3,500 sq. ft.)

Installation view of Renaissance Master Bronzes from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

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

Overview: 75 bronze 16th-century works were drawn from the collections assembled by members of the royal houses of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire over a period of more than 400 years. They were selected by Manfred Leithe-Jasper, director of the department of sculpture and decorative arts at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Organization: The exhibition was coordinated by Donald McClelland of the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service, with Douglas Lewis and Alison Luchs. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by Republic National Bank of New York and Banco Safra, S.A., Brazil.

Attendance: 103,108

Catalog: Renaissance Master Bronzes from the Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, by Manfred Leithe-Jasper. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1986.

Other Venues: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, December 18, 1986–February 28, 1987
Art Institute of Chicago, March 15–June 6, 1987