Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting
June 18 – September 17, 2006
West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 72 through 79
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: 50 paintings by
An audio tour was narrated by National Gallery director Earl A. Powell III, curator David Alan Brown, and others.
A summer lecture series, Five Hundred Years of Art in Venice: Achievement, Allure, and Influence, was presented by education department lecturers as part of the National Gallery's Summer in Venice celebration. Two Sunday concerts were presented in June as part of the celebration, and a special menu of Venetian-inspired cuisine was available in the West Building Garden Café. A public symposium, Rediscovering Venetian Renaissance Painting, was held on September 16 and 17. The symposium was organized by the National Gallery of Art in conjunction with The Solow Art and Architecture Foundation.
Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. The exhibition curators were David Alan Brown, curator of Italian paintings, National Gallery of Art, and Sylvia Ferino-Pagden, curator of Italian paintings at the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by Bracco, an international leader in diagnostic imaging. It was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Early support for planning and research was provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
Catalog: Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, by David Alan Brown et al. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art and Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2006.
Brochure: Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting, by Susan M. Arensberg. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2006.
Other Venues: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, October 17, 2006–January 7, 2007
- Press Event: Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting
- Audio, Released: June 13, 2006, (41:58 minutes)