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The Renaissance in the North: New Prints and Perspectives

Past Exhibition

July 3 – November 27, 2022
West Building, Ground Floor, Gallery 22

The region of northern Europe today known as Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands experienced momentous social, political, and artistic transformation from 1450 through the early 1600s, a time now called the Northern Renaissance. Rare prints by Albrecht Dürer, Hendrick Goltzius, and other influential artists are shown alongside engravings, etchings, and woodcuts by other highly talented but less familiar figures, such as Erhard Schön and Jan Sadeler I.

This visual feast of works recently added to the National Gallery collection offers new perspectives on this rapidly developing region of Europe and introduces the creative genius and extraordinary skill of artists and printmakers who shaped the Northern Renaissance.

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All works in the exhibition are from the collection of the National Gallery of Art.

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Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington

The exhibition is curated by Brooks Rich, associate curator, old master prints, National Gallery of Art.

The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.

Admission is always free and passes are not required

Banner detail: Hans Lützelburger after Master NH, Battle of Naked Men and Peasants, 1522, woodcut, Ruth and Jacob Kainen Memorial Acquisition Fund, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2017.21.1