Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475–1540
September 30 – December 31, 2012
West Building, Ground Floor, East Outer Tier Galleries
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: With a storied past and a strong imperial presence, Augsburg enjoyed a golden age in the late 15th and early 16th century—fostering artists such as
Focusing on the drawings, prints, and illustrated books they created as well as the innovative printing techniques they used, this exhibition—the first of its kind in America—serves as an introduction to Augsburg, its artists and its cultural history, during this period. Encompassing imperial propaganda, humanist subjects, and devotional works addressing a variety of religious concerns, this distinctive body of work—recognizably the product of imperial Augsburg—also celebrates artistic virtuosity and invention.
Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Sponsor: Supported in part by a generous grant from the Thaw Charitable Trust.
Catalog: Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings 1475-1540, by Gregory Jecmen and Freyda Spira. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2012.
Other Venues: Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, October 5, 2013–January 5, 2014
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, September 19–December 14, 2014