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Exhibitions 2017

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AUSTRIA

1 March – 8 July, KULTUM, Mariahilferplatz 3, Graz: Vulgata, 77 Zugriffe auf die Bibel. Die Ausstellung zeigt zudem als Beitrag zum 500. Reformationsjubiläum zeitgenössische Zugriffe auf ein Buch, die Spuren legen für Themen, die letztlich zeitlos und aktuell zugleich sind. Aber die sich genau in der Zeit bewähren müssen: dadurch haben sie gerade ihr politisches Potential. Darin aber sind sie auch ambivalent: Aufbruch und Abgrenzung, Schönheit und Scham, Nächstenliebe und Gewalt, Weisheit und Fundamentalismus – sie stehen dicht beieinander… Viele der Arbeiten in dieser Ausstellung werden das erste Mal gezeigt. Einige stammen aus bekannten Sammlungen (Vehbi Koç Foundation Istanbul; Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg; Benediktinerstift Admont – Museum für Gegenwartskunst), die dankenswerter Weise als Leihgaben zur Verfügung gestellt wurden. Curated by Johannes Rauchenberger. Di – Fr, 9 – 17 U, Sa, So, 11 – 17 U. http://www.kultum.at/

2 March - 14 May, Diözesanmuseum, Bürgergasse 2, Graz: Osterausstellung 2017, KunstBlick "Was sucht Ihr...?" Ein österlicher KunstBlick mit herausragenden Kunstwerken und dazu passenden Gedanken bekannter Persönlichkeiten. Di – Fr, 9 – 17 U, Sa, So, 11 – 17 U.  http://www.dioezesanmuseum.at

30 April – 8 October, Jüdisches Museum Hohenems, Villa Heimann-Rosenthal, Schweizer Str. 5, Hohenems: Die weibliche Seite Gottes – Perspektiven auf Geschlecht und Heiligkeit. Aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven versucht die Ausstellung sich den divergierenden Betrachtungen einer weiblichen Vorstellung Gottes, gerade auch in den monotheistischen Religionen des Judentums, Christentums und Islams anzunähern: in der Auseinandersetzung mit den Quellen der monotheistischen Gottesidee und ihrer materiellen Überlieferung, in Vorstellungen vom Weiblichen als negative Antithese zum Männlichen, aus der Perspektive künstlerischer Hinterfragungen überkommener Gottesvorstellungen und im Blick auf ausgewählte Objekte aus der Hinterlassenschaft jüdischer Frauen, die nach eigenen Dimensionen des Göttlichen gesucht haben. Di – so, 10 – 17 U. http://www.jm-hohenems.at/veranstaltungen/die-weibliche-seite-gottes

 

BELGIUM

5 June 2009 – 31 December 2017, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp: Reunion, from Quinten Metsijs to Peter Paul Rubens. Masterworks from the Royal Museum back in the cathedral. 

18 June 2011 – 31 December 2017, Stedelijk Museum in Lier: exhibition Bruegelland about Pieter Bruegel de Oude.

12 October – 28 May, 2017, Caermersklooster, Vrouwebroersstraat 6, Ghent: Restoration – Revelation. The exterior wings of the Ghent Altarpiece. In 2012 the restorers of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) started treatment of the Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers. No one expected this restoration to turn into a revelation: the real Van Eyck proved to have been hidden underneath overpaint for centuries! The temporary exhibition restoration/revelation brings the tale of this spectacular intervention. An exploration journey through the old varnishes and overpaint… leading to the original work of Van Eyck. Unique images from before, during and after restoration address all your questions: how did the restorers proceed? What scientific techniques did they use to confirm their observations or discover new elements? And – most of all – in what way did the overpaint transform the art work and what does it look like now? Opening hours: http://www.caermersklooster.be/en/exhibition-restoration-revelation

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DENMARK

5 February – 21 May, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Strandvejen 13, Lemvig: Peter Brandes. Udstillingen viser skitser og forarbejder til udsmykningen af Nørre Nissum Kirke, der blev indviet første søndag i advent 2016. Udsmykningen er udført af kunstneren Peter Brandes (f. 1944), der med inspiration fra middelalderens gyldne altre har skabt en forgyldt altertavle med centrale motiver fra Bibelen samt et nyt alterbord støbt i bronze. Udstillingen vil præsentere Brandes skitser og forlæg til altertavlen og alterbordet i form af træsnit, afstøbninger samt tegninger og grafiske tryk. Udstillingen giver et unikt indblik i processen bag tilblivelsen af udsmykningen og kunstnerens udvikling af værkerne, der har været undervejs i mere end fem år. Udstillingen ledsages af en illustreret publikation.

 

ENGLAND

11 February – 4 June, daily 11 – 17 h, The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath: Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty. The UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty will unravel the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the originality and diversity of Antwerp’s famous artistic dynasty across four generations through 35 works, including masterpieces from the National Gallery, Royal Collection Trust, the National Trust, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. http://www.holburne.org/events/bruegel-defining-a-dynasty-exhibition/?instance_id=10260

15 February – 21 May, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London: Cagnacci's Repentant Magdalene. On loan from the Norton Simon Museum, the painting is on display in the UK for the first time in over thirty years. Guido Cagnacci was one of the most unconventional Italian painters of the Baroque period and was celebrated in his own lifetime for his extremely sensual paintings of female saints and heroines. 'The Repentant Magdalene' is widely regarded as Cagnacci’s masterpiece. Full of drama and sensuality, it depicts Mary Magdalene rejecting her life of sin and excess in favour of following Christ. 10 – 18 h, fr. until 21 h. https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/cagnaccis-repentant-magdalene

7 March – 4 June, mo – sa, 10 – 17 h, su and bank holidays 12 – 17 h, The Fitzwilliam Museum, 32 Trumpington St, Cambridge: Madonnas & Miracles. Peer through the keyhole of the Italian Renaissance home and discover a hidden world of religious devotion. Bringing together a wealth of objects, including jewellery, ceramics, books, sculptures and paintings, the exhibition invites us into a domestic sphere that was charged with spiritual significance. Free, for more information and events visit: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/madonnasandmiracles.

15 March – 25 June, daily 10 – 18 h (fr until 20 h), The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London: Michelangelo and Sebastiano: A Meeting of Minds. Though it was rare for his contemporaries to get close to the mighty Michelangelo, an astonishing friendship was struck up when he met Sebastiano del Piombi in Rome in 1511. Hailing from Venice, Sebastiano showed immense promise in working with colour, but it was Michelangelo’s tutelage in the Florentine style of drawing that greatly increased his talents. https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/the-credit-suisse-exhibition-michelangelo-sebastiano

19 April – 4 June, Chester Cathedral, Chester: Exhibition Revelation. Jacqui Parkinson has spent the last three year exploring the book of Revelation: this has become a spectacular exhibition consisting of 14 huge panels.  Threads through Revelation is now touring major cathedrals all over the UK.  http://www.revelation-threads.co.uk/

20 April – 29 May, mo – sa, 9.30 – 16.30 h, su 10 – 15 h, Hostry Exhibition Space, Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich: The Cross - Designs and Reflections. An exhibition of works, talks and seminars by members of commission4mission. The exhibition is based on personal responses to the cross through  designs, concept drawings, digital prints, wood & stone carvings,  pottery & jewellery, paintings and drawings. http://www.cathedral.org.uk/whats-on/events/detail/2017/04/20/default-calendar/the-cross-H7TAXdTT8EWG6q-X8wyn3A

23 April – 30 April, Christ Church, Christchurch St, Cambridge: The Heart of Things: an exhibition of painting and sculpture of Paul Hobbs. Contact: Church Office 01223 750450 or http://www.christchurchcambridge.org.uk/contact-ushttps://www.arthobbs.com/exhibitions/forthcoming.

26 April, St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard, London: Stations of the Resurrection. This event is the second in a 2-part series that grew out of a collaboration between Mark Dean (artist), Lizzi Kew Ross (choreographer) and Lucy Newman Cleeve (curator). It features the premiere of Here Comes the Sony, a 12-monitor video and sound installation by Mark Dean that re-interprets The Stations of the Resurrection, which emerged to encourage meditation on the resurrection appearances of Jesus and will be installed for the first time under the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral during Eastertide. 7 pm – 9 pm.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stations-of-the-resurrection-tickets-32348353797

15 May – 9 June, St Stephen Walbrook, 39 Walbrook, London: Artist Terrence Ffyffe presents a series of spectacular new ‘Cosmic’ paintings alongside a number of large dramatic religious works  depicting the Passion of Christ. This exhibition entitled ‘Transformation’ brings the worlds of Quantum physics, Mathematics and Mystical Spirituality together in a new series of stunningly beautiful oil paintings. From his daily practise of meditation, which he describes as ‘a space journey to the source’, the lights, colours and shapes he sees mirror the images of Galaxies and Nebulas from the Hubble Telescope and the hidden world of atoms, cells and amoebas as revealed through the Electron Microscope. Ffyffe says “The amazing biomorphic patterns seen at all levels in nature demonstrate the oneness of all creation”.  Terrence has found a way to create the patterns as blueprints and then with his skills as a figurative painter develop them into sumptuous paintings revealing a new form of beauty and a new vision of reality. The exhibition coincides with the Feast of Pentecost, celebrating the ‘Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles’, an event that transformed them from cowering in fear to boldly proclaiming the “Good News”. Mo – Fr 10 – 16 h. http://www.ststephenwalbrook.net

22 June – 16 July, The United Reformed Church, South Road, Haywards Heath And Haywards Heath Methodist Church, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath: Walking on Water. Work from the Methodist Modern Art Collection Exhibition, including work by Sutherland, Frink, and Burra, and also by Eric Gill and Maggi Hambling. Daily noon – 19 h. http://www.walkingonwaterart.org.uk/welcome.htm 

 

FRANCE

23 April 2016 – 28 October 2017, Centre international du Vitrail à Chartres, 5, rue du Cardinal Pie, Chartres: Exposition International Panorama of Contemporary Glass Art. Opening hours: http://www.centre-vitrail.org/en/

26 November – 21 May 2017, Musée de Tessé, 2 Ave. de Paderborn, Le Mans, From Florence to Sevilla, Italian and Spanish paintings. Tu – fr 9 – 12 h and 14 – 18 h. Sa and su 10 – 12.30 and 14 – 18 h. http://www.narthex.fr/news/de-florence-a-seville-peintures-italiennes-et-espagnoles-du-musee-de-tesse

4 February – 7 May, Fondation Custodia / Collectie Frits Lugt, 121 rue de Lille, Paris: Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt. Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt provides an intimate insight into the working practices of forty of the greatest Dutch painters, including Rembrandt, Pieter Saenredam, Adriaen and Isack van Ostade, Aelbert Cuyp, Willem van de Velde and Jacob van Ruisdael. After having lived separate lives for four centuries, twenty-one paintings are now reunited with the drawings in which they were prepared. Years of research have been necessary to pair these drawings with an identifiable painting. Following its success at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the exhibition at the Fondation Custodia offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the creative process of seventeenth-century Dutch painters. The immediacy and true-to-life character of Dutch landscapes, still lifes and scenes of daily life seem to suggest that artists painted such scenes from life. However, like portraits and history paintings, they were invariably painted in the studio with the help of preliminary drawings. Tu- su, 12 – 18 h.  http://fondationcustodia.fr/english/actueel/tentoonstelling.cfm?gr=menu4

20 February – 22 May, Musée de Louvre, Paris: Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry. The exhibition will give visitors and scholars an insight into how Johannes Vermeer and contemporary painters of exquisite scenes of everyday life admired, inspired and rivalled each other. Opening hours: http://www.louvre.fr/en/hours-admission http://www.louvre.fr/en/expositions/vermeer-and-masters-genre-painting

22 February – 22 May, Musée du Louvre, Paris: Valentin de Boulogne: Reinventing Caravaggio. http://www.louvre.fr/expositions/valentin-de-boulognereinventer-caravage. Open: http://www.louvre.fr/horaires-et-tarifs

24 February – 24 May, tous les 1ers dimanches du mois de 14.30 - 17.30 h, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Carcassonne, 1 rue de Verdun, Carcassonne: Marie Madeleine, La passion révélée. Depuis l’époque médiévale jusqu’à aujourd’hui les artistes n’ont cessé d’être inspirés par ce personnage biblique ambigu : à la fois pécheresse et repentante, voluptueuse et ascète, mondaine et ermite. Plus d’une centaine de manuscrits, objets d’art, sculptures, peintures et dessins tâchent de cerner la figure inclassable et légendaire de Marie Madeleine, premier témoin de la Passion et de la Résurrection du Christ. http://www.carcassonne.org/marie-madeleine-la-passion-revelee

9 March – 21 August, Musées et domaine nationaux du palais de Compiègne, Place du Général de Gaulle, Compiègne: Un voyage dans l’art italien en quatre temps forts, avec le Musée de Picardie à Amiens et les autres musées partenaires Chantilly et Beauvais: Peintures du XVIIIe siècle. Me – lu, 10 – 18 h (fermé le 1er mai). http://palaisdecompiegne.fr/evenement/heures-italiennes-peintures-du-xviiie-siecle

10 March – 2 July, Musée de Picardie, 48 rue de la République, Amiens: Un voyage dans l’art italien en quatre temps forts, avec le Musée de Picardie à Amiens et les musées partenaires : Compiègne, Chantilly et Beauvais, ainsi que les 14 expositions satellites. L’exposition d’Amiens, consacrée aux Primitifs italiens du XIVe siècle aux premières années du XVIe siècle, retrace l’évolution de la peinture durant les derniers siècles du Moyen Age dans les différents foyers régionaux de la péninsule (Toscane, Lombardie, Piémont, Naples). http://www.picardie-muses.fr/expositions/heures-italiennes-les-primitifs-xive-xve-siecles

14 March - 25 June, Musée d'Orsay, 1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris: Beyond the Stars. The Mystical Landscape from Monet to Kandinsky. Connecting with an order beyond physical appearances, going deeper than material realities to come closer to the mysteries of existence, experimenting with losing oneself in perfect unity with the cosmos: these quests are all characteristic of mysticism, the spiritual phenomenon that exists alongside all religions, in all continents. Why not, then, acknowledge its presence in Western Symbolist painting, which, at the close of the 19th century, precisely sought to elevate art to the medium of the ineffable and the artist to the rank of initiate? 09.30 – 18 h. http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/events/exhibitions/in-the-musee-dorsay/exhibitions-in-the-musee-dorsay/article/au-dela-des-etoiles-44978.html?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=254&cHash=1e123ff4c4

22 March – 31 July, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris: Rodin, The centennial exhibition. To mark the centenary of his death, the Musée Rodin and Réunion des musées nationaux Grand Palais are joining forces to celebrate Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). The exhibition reveals Rodin’s creative universe, his relationship with his audience and the way in which sculptors have appropriated his style. Featuring over 200 of Rodin’s works, it also includes sculptures and drawings by Bourdelle, Brancusi, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Beuys, Baselitz and Gormley, shedding new light on this giant of sculpture. Th – tu, 10 – 20 h, We 10 – 22 h. https://www.mutualart.com/Exhibition/Rodin--The-centennial-exhibition/19C8284FAB8071C5

23 March – 3 June, Galerie Guillaume, 32, rue de Penthièvre, Paris 8e: Marie, la vie d'une femme. La 3e exposition personnelle de l'artiste François-Xavier de Boissoudy. Cette fois, le peintre a choisi d'explorer la figure de Marie. Il balaie ainsi de sa plume la vie d’une jeune fille appelée à un destin extraordinaire; celle d’une femme, finalement peu présente dans les Evangiles, mais dont les actions ont été capitales dans la vie du Christ. Ma – sa, 14 – 19 h. http://www.galerieguillaume.com/exposition-francois-xavier-de-boissoudy-144.html

24 March – 2 July, Musée Condé (Domaine de Chantilly), Rue du Connétable, Chantilly: Un voyage dans l’art italien en quatre temps forts, avec le Musée de Picardie à Amiens et les autrres musées partenaires : Compiègne et Beauvais: La Renaissance (XVIe siècle). 10 – 18 h.  http://www.domainedechantilly.com/fr/event/heures-italiennes/

31 March – 20 July, Collège des Bernardins, 20 rue de Poissy, Paris: "Un minuit que jamais le regard, là, ne trouble" par Edgar Sarin. Le jeune artiste Edgar Sarin investit l’ancienne sacristie avec une exposition inédite et évolutive présentant seize tableaux renouvelés chaque semaine. Lu – sa, 10 – 18 h., dim. et jour férié, 14 - 18h. https://www.collegedesbernardins.fr/content/un-minuit-que-jamais-le-regard-la-ne-trouble

27 April – 17 September, MUDO-Musée de l’Oise, 1 Rue du Musée, Beauvais: Un voyage dans l’art italien en quatre temps forts, avec le Musée de Picardie à Amiens et les autres musées partenaires : Compiègne et Chantilly: Le Naturalisme et le Baroque (XVIIe siècle). Ve – lu, 11 – 18 h (fermé le 1er mai). http://mudo.oise.fr/expositions/expositions-en-cours/details/news/heures-italiennes-au-mudo-musee-de-loise-et-au-quadrilatere-1/

 

GERMANY  

15 September – 14 August 2017, Diözesanmuseum Kolumba, Cologne: »me in a no-time state« - Über das Individuum. Ausgestellte Werke des 5. bis 21. Jahrhunderts: Andachtsbildchen, Ars moriendi, Ex Votos, Fotografien, Geduldflaschen, Gemälde, Goldschmiedkunst, Installationen, Kinderzeichnungen, Koptische Textilien, Mappenwerke, Möbel, Roboter, Rosenkränze, Schmuck, Skulpturen, Videos, Volkskunst, Wachsbossierungen, Zeichnungen. Mi – Mo, 12 – 17 U. http://www.kolumba.de/?language=ger&cat_select=1&category=47&artikle=657&target=_parent

2 October 2016 – 30 September 2017, Reichsstadtmuseum, Klosterhof 5, Rothenburg o.d.T.: Medien der Reformation - Kampf der Konfessionen. Flugschriften der Reformation als Medienereignis. 1554 gelangte mit der Bibliothek des ansbachisch-markgräflichen Kanzlers Georg Vogler mit 58 Bänden eine der bedeutendsten Flugschriftensammlungen in Rothenburger Besitz. Ihre Inhalte zu vermitteln und die Umwälzungen der Medienlandschaft des frühen 16. Jahrhunderts darzustellen, hat sich das Reichsstadtmuseum mit dieser Sonderausstellung zur Aufgabe gemacht. Öffnungszeiten:  http://www.reichsstadtmuseum.rothenburg.de/index.php?id=160

11 February – 25 June, Diözesanmuseum Osnabrück, Domhof 12, Osnabrück: Im Angesicht des Todes. Begegnung zwischen Schicksal und Hoffnung. Seit Anbeginn der Zeit beschäftigen sich Menschen mit ihrer eigenen Endlichkeit. Im Mittelalter erreichte das Sterblichkeitsbewusstsein seinen Höhepunkt und fand einen ganz neuen Ausdruck im Motiv des Totentanzes. Auch wenn die Bildsprachen höchst unterschiedlich sind und von humorvoll bis skurril und bitterernst reichen, das Motiv ist stets dasselbe und hat bis heute nichts von seiner Aktualität verloren: Der Tod bittet alle zum Tanz, unabhängig von Stand, Besitz und Ansehen. Die Ausstellung im Diözesanmuseum stellt einen gestickten Totentanz aus der eigenen Sammlung in den Mittelpunkt und sucht davon ausgehend Antworten auf die Frage, welchen Umgang Menschen von jeher mit Sterben und Tod gefunden haben. Ergänzt wird die Ausstellung von einigen zeitgenössischen Positionen. Heute sind Sterben und Tod zwei der größten Tabuthemen. Di – So, 10 – 18 U. http://www.dansemacabre-osnabrueck.de/dioezesanmuseum/

12 February – 26 June, Felix-Nussbaum-Haus Osnabrück, Lotter Str. 2, Osnabrück: Danse Macabre. Tanz und Tod in der Kunst des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Im Zentrum der Ausstellung stehen Ernst Ludwig Kirchners Gemälde Totentanz der Mary Wigman aus dem Jahr 1926 und Felix Nussbaums Triumph des Todes von 1944. Die Erfahrungen und die zerstörerische Brutalität des Ersten Weltkriegs schlugen sich vielfach in künstlerischer Auseinandersetzung nieder und ließen den Tod in Bildender Kunst, Musik, Literatur und modernem Tanz seit Beginn des Jahrhunderts allgegenwärtig werden. Die facettenreichen Präsentation lässt diese bewegte Ära zwischen den Weltkriegen wieder aufleben. Zusammen mit Grafiken Kirchners wird das Tanzstück in der Ausstellung umfassend dokumentiert. Ausstellungsexponate von Otto Dix, Ernst Barlach und Walt Disney erweitern das Thema und transportieren die ambivalente Stimmung der Zeit. Darüber hinaus sind Werke von Frans Masereel, Edmund Kesting und Karl Hofer zu sehen, die im oder unmittelbar nach dem Ende des zweiten Weltkriegs entstanden sind. Die Installation der israelischen Künstlerin Michal Helfman While Dictators Rage aus dem Jahr 2013 ergänzt die Ausstellung um eine zeitgenössische Position und stellt spannende Bezüge zur Gegenwart her. Di – So 11 – 18 U.
http://www.dansemacabre-osnabrueck.de/felix-nussbaum-haus/

12 February – 18 June, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Katharinenstraße 10, Leipzig: Nolde und die Brücke. Emil Nolde gehört zu den herausragenden Künstlern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Künstlergruppe „Brücke“, die 1905 in Dresden von Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner und Karl Schmidt-Rottluff gegründet wird, zählt zu den wichtigsten Vertretern des Expressionismus. Diese Anfang 20-Jährigen sind von den „Farbenstürmen“ des bald eine Generation Älteren Noldes begeistert und bieten ihm im Februar 1906 die Mitgliedschaft an. Es kommt zum künstlerischen Austausch. Erstmals zeigen das Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig und die Kunsthalle zu Kiel in einer gemeinsam konzipierten Ausstellung dieses aufregende Kapitel deutscher Kunstgeschichte. Di – So, 10 – 18 U (Mi, 12 – 20 U). http://www.mdbk.de/ausstellungen/archiv/2017/nolde-und-die-bruecke/

19 February – 15 May, Museum Katharinenhof, Mühlenstraße 9, Kranenburg: Kunst und Religion. Di – zo 14 – 17 u. http://www.de-nl-kunst.eu

4 March - 21 May, Museum am Dom, Bischof-Stein-Platz 1, Trier: Misereor-Hungertücher, Eine alte Tradition wird neu interpretiert. Das Museum am Dom in Trier nimmt den diesjährigen Start der Misereor-Fastenaktion in Trier zum Anlass, eine Auswahl an Hungertüchern aus den letzten 40 Jahren auszustellen und gleichzeitig das aktuelle Hungertuch des nigerianischen Künstlers Chidi Kwubiri vorzustellen. 1976 griff Misereor die alte Tradition der mittelalterlichen Hunger- oder Fastentücher auf, die während der Fastenzeit in den Kirchen aufgehängt wurden und das Kreuz und den Altar, manchmal auch den ganzen Chorraum verhüllten. Ein Rückblick auf einige Misereor-Hungertücher soll zeigen, wie diese alte Tradition mit neuem Leben gefüllt wurde.
Öffnungszeiten: http://www.bistum-trier.de/museum/

8 March – 11 June, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Wilhelmstraße 18, Aachen: Blood & Tears. Albrecht Bouts and the Image of the Passion. With prestigious loans from the National Gallery London, the Prado Museum and the Louvre among others, the exhibition Blood & Tears. Albrecht Bouts and the Image of the Passion brings together for the first time exceptional works from the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Albrecht Bouts (1451/55-1549) is the son of Dirk Bouts (ca. 1415-1475), a renowned Early Netherlandish painter with a pan-European reputation. He takes over his father's workshop in 1475 and runs it until his death in 1549. Albrecht specializes in portraits of Christ, the Holy Virgin and Saint John the Baptist for contemplation. This movement, known as Devotio Moderna, encourages the faithful to pray in private in front of devotional images to stimulate empathy. In order to satisfy a growing demand for such images, Albrecht Bout's workshop expands into a large enterprise, producing paintings in great number. Opening hours, see http://www.suermondt-ludwig-museum.de/info/index.html.

19 March – 25 June, Moritzburg, Kunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Friedemann-Bach-Platz 5, Halle (Saale): Jawlensky – Rouault, Sehen mit geschlossenen Augen. Täglich (ausser Mitwoch) 10 – 18 U, http://www.stiftung-moritzburg.de/

19 March – 25 June, Kunstverein Talstrasse, Talstraße 23, Halle (Saale): Georges Rouault, Die Realität des Lebens. Mi – Fr, 14 – 19 U, Sa und So, 14 – 18 U. http://www.kunstverein-talstrasse.de/f_home_en.htm

10 March – 9 July, Bibliotheca Albertina, Beethovenstr. 6, Leipzig: Bildwechsel. Buchillustration in der Reformationszeit. Der durch die evangelische Bewegung verursachte Bildwechsel kann am Beispiel zeitgenössischer Buchillustrationen aus dem Bestand der Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig gezeigt werden. Täglich 10 – 18 U. http://www.luther-in-leipzig.de/de/Veranstaltungen/Veranstaltungen-2017_1019.html?navid=1019&events5467.id=31518

3 April – 31 October, Ruhr Museum, Fritz-Schupp-Allee 15, Essen: Der geteilte Himmel. Reformation und religiöse Vielfalt an Rhein und Ruhr. An exhibition to commemorate the Reformation year. More than 800 pieces have been brought together, including early-modern oil paintings but also objects from the muslim community. https://www.ruhrmuseum.de/nc/sonderausstellungen/aktuell/sonderausstellung-detail/news/70/2017/april/03/
  
12 April – 5 November, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchner Straße 7, Berlin: The Luther Effect - Protestantism – 500 Years in the World. To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Deutsches Historisches Museum is inviting you on a journey leading through five centuries and four continents. The first exhibition, “The Luther Effect”, shows the diversity and historical impact of Protestantism, but also its potential for giving rise to conflicts in the world. What traces of Protestantism can be found in other denominations and religions? How has Protestantism itself changed as a result of these encounters, and not least: How have people made Protestant teachings their own – how have they shaped and lived them? We – Mo, 10 – 19 h.   https://www.dhm.de/en/ausstellungen/the-luther-effect.html

30 April – 10 September, Dominikanermuseum, Kriegsdamm 4, Rottweil: Religiöse Kunst der Moderne im Raum Rottweil (1945-2015). Di – so, 10 – 17 U. http://dominikanermuseum.de/ausstellungen/

19 May – 17 September, Karlskirche Kassel, Karlsplatz, Kassel, St. Matthäus-Kirche, Matthäikirchplatz, Berlin und Altes Gefängnis, Ehemalige Haftanstalt Berliner Straße, Wittenberg: Luther und die Avantgarde.  Eine aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme der Kunst zu den Themen unserer Zeit. 70 internationale Künstler zeigen ihren Blick auf Freiheit, Individualität, Religion und soziale Konfliktfelder. http://luther-avantgarde.de/r2017/ausstellung/

21 May – 31 October, Museum Zeughaus C5, Museum Weltkulturen D5, Mannheim: The Popes and the Unity of the Latin World. The special exhibition will examine the evolution of the papacy until the early 16th century. The most important phases of its history will be presented by exploring the impact of eminent popes. Together with the University of Heidelberg and the Vatican, the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim will be a comprehensive presentation of the history of the papacy for the first time ever with this exhibition. Exceptional objects loaned from the Vatican and other museums will show the fascinating development of the papacy from its beginnings to the Renaissance. The exhibition will be shown at the Vatican in the winter of 2017. http://www.rem-mannheim.de/museen-in-mannheim/museum-zeughaus/

25 May – 23 September, Kirche St. Elisabeth, Friedrichsplatz 13, Kassel: Anne Gathmann in St. Elisabeth 2017. Während der documenta 2017 plant das Bistum Fulda mit der Künsterlin Anne Gathmann eine Austellung in St. Elisabeth. Geplante Eröffnung: Donnerstag, 25. Mai 2017 (Christi Himmelfahrt). Mo – Sa, 11 - 20 U, So, 12 bis 20 U. http://www.st-elisabeth-kassel.de/ksstelisabeth/Inhalte/060-StElisabeth_Seiten/Rueckschau/AnneGathmann2017.php

3 June – 24 June, FONIS Galerie, Lindenstraße 90, Düsseldorf: "Nikola Sarić: Cycle of Life". solo exhibition. In the "Cycle of Life" the artist illustrates theological interpretations as well as personal thoughts and feelings. The images are incomparably capable of contributing to a broader and deeper perception of the known but at the same time incomprehensible life, of the death and love of the God-man. Opening at 2 June, 19 h by Archimandrite Theofanis Lappas, Greek Orthodox Church of St. Andrew the Apostle, Düsseldorf. Tu – Fr, 13 – 18 h, Sa 11 – 15 h. https://www.fonis-galerie.de/ausstellungen/

 

IRELAND

11 February – 14 May, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin: Beyond Caravaggio. This exhibition is a unique collaboration between the National Gallery, London, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the National Gallery of Scotland. Many of the works in the show are on loan from private collections, and regional galleries, providing visitors with a rare opportunity to see works not easily available to the public. Due to the popularity of this exhibition, advance booking is strongly recommended. opening hours: http://www.nationalgallery.ie/planavisit/Opening_hours.aspx

 

ITALY

23 February – 31 December, Biblioteca Casanatense, via S. Ignazio, 52, Roma: Lutero. La Riforma: dalle 95 tesi al Concilio di Trento. In occasione del cinquecentesimo anniversario dell'anno in cui, secondo la tradizione, furono affisse le 95 tesi di Lutero sul portone della chiesa del castello di Wittenberg. Rare e preziose edizioni luterane e di altri riformatori, materiali iconografici, indici dei libri proibiti e decreti del Concilio di Trento conservati nei fondi casanatensi saranno esposti nel Salone Monumentale fino al 31 dicembre 2017. Lun. – ven. 11.30-13.00, giov. 11.30-13.00 e 16.30-18.00.  http://www.casanatense.it/it/avvisi-al-pubblico/454-1517-2017-lutero

8 March – 4 June, Uffizi, Florence: Plautilla Nelli. Convent Art and Devotion in the Footsteps of Savonarola. Tu – sa, 8.15 – 18.50 h. http://www.uffizi.it/index.php?en/320/current-exhibitions/67/plautilla-nelli-convent-art-and-devotion-in-the-footsteps-of-savonarola 

 

LUXEMBOURG

25 February – 28 May, Villa Vauban - Musée d'Art de la Ville de Luxembourg, 18 avenue Emile Reuter, Luxembourg: The legacy of Hieronymus Bosch. Few oeuvres have maintained as intense an aura of mystery as that of the Dutch Renaissance painter Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1450-1516). As an epilogue to the numerous international exhibitions of the 2016 “Bosch Year”, Villa Vauban is showcasing artists who drew their inspiration from Bosch’s oeuvre in the subsequent centuries. Displaying about 100 prints, paintings and elaborate figurines the exhibition illustrates how Bosch’s unique vernacular seeped into the visual vocabulary of his successors until the early modern age and even into the 18th century. Daily 10 – 18 h (Tu until 21 h).  http://villavauban.lu/en/exhibition/lheritage-de-jerome-bosch/

 

THE NETHERLANDS   

19 November 2016 – 30 April 2017, Groninger Museum, Museumeiland 1, Groningen: Rodin: Genius at Work. http://www.groningermuseum.nl/rodin-genius-at-work

27 January – 20 June, Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, Amsterdam: The genius Leonardo da Vinci. The extensive exhibition shows that Leonardo da Vinci was much more than the painter of the Mona Lisa. He opened his mind and was - in his years in the fifteenth century- thinking hundred years ahead. 11 – 19 h. https://beursvanberlage.com/leonardo-da-vinci

10 February – 20 August, Catharijneconvent, Lange Nieuwstraat 38, Utrecht: Mary. Large exhibition about various aspects of Mary.  http://https://www.catharijneconvent.nl/bezoek-ons/tentoonstellingen/maria/

7 March – 25 June, daily 10 – 18 h (th until 20 h), Mauritshuis, Plein 29, The Hague: Slow Food: Still Lifes of the Golden Age. The Mauritshuis treats you to richly set tables piled high with tempting morsels and precious objects this spring. Slow Food: Still Lifes of the Golden Age is the first exhibition to be devoted to the development of meal still lifes. The cornerstone of this exhibition is a masterpiece acquired by the museum in 2012, Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels by Clara Peeters. Alongside this work the exhibition also features masterpieces from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Washington’s National Gallery of Art, Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum and others. https://www.mauritshuis.nl/nl-nl/ontdek/tentoonstellingen/slow-food/

31 March – 18 June, Bijbels Museum – Cromhouthuizen, Heerengracht 366 – 368, Amsterdam: The Treasury Collection: Works by Maria Sibylla Merian. This year is the 300th anniversary of the death of naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 – 1717). A good reason for the Cromhouthuis to host the exhibition The Treasury Collection: Works by Maria Sibylla Merian. The exhibition features her colourful paintings and illustrations based on her research into caterpillars, butterflies and other insects. This valuable and fragile collection is part of the Artis Library collection from the University of Amsterdam. Tu – Su, 11 – 17 h. https://www.cromhouthuis.nl/en/activities/treasury-collection-works-maria-sibylla-merian 

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POLAND

12 May – 14 November, Mathematical Tower (Wieża Matematyczna) of the Univerity's main building, Wroclaw: Exhibition "Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum". Museum of the University of Wrocław and our research project team are happy to announce a photography exibition "Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum", displaying the diversity of protestant church architecture in several countries of Europe. The event is a part of the celebration of the Reformation Anniversary at the University of Wrocław. http://protestantchurches.uni.wroc.pl/Materials/News/Exhibition-Verbum-Domini-Manet-in-Aeternum

 

SCOTLAND

1 December 2011 – 1 April 2019, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh: Reformation to Revolution. At the beginning of the sixteenth century Scotland was a Catholic state governed by the Stewart dynasty (who later spelled their name Stuart). By the close of the seventeenth century the monarchy, church and parliament had all changed drastically. After 1603 the Stuarts, now based in London, were absentee rulers, and the nature of kingship was itself increasingly contested. The huge upheavals of the Reformation saw Protestantism become the nation’s official religion. The collapse of the old church and the dispersal of its lands and wealth brought about a major shift of power and income: new landed classes vied with established noble families for status and influence. These complex changes had important cultural consequences. With religious painting no longer acceptable, there was an increase in demand for secular art forms, portraiture in particular. This coincided with a growing merchant and professional class beginning to commission works of art to display their increased ambition and economic strength. Painted portraits were expensive, and those who acquired them came from the wealthiest levels of society, both old and new.  These men and women used portraits to assert ideas of social status as well as to record an individual likeness.  Their images played a significant role in the struggles for power, identity and nationhood during this period. Opening hours:  https://www.nationalgalleries.org/visit/how-to-find-us-301/

 

SWITZERLAND

1 March – 6 November, Lausanne Cathedral, Place de la Cathédrale, Lausanne: Exposition Les scènes bibliques du portail de la Cathédrale de Lausanne. Imaginé par l’évêque Aymon de Montfalcon, le portail occidental a été entièrement rénové par l’artiste Raphaël Lugeon de 1892 à 1909. Nettoyé et rendu au public en 2017 à l’occasion des 500 ans de la Réforme, il offre, entre autres, 28 scènes bibliques magnifiques. Daily, 9 – 19 h. http://www.patrimoine.vd.ch/index.php?id=630  

5 April – 13 April and 25 April – 28 April, Espace Fusterie, 18, place de la Fusterie, Genève: Exposition Embaumer les corps, la peintre Berna. Vernissage: ma 4 avril (18h30), en présence des actrices de l’exposition. 14 h – 18.30 h. http://espace-fusterie.epg.ch/wp-content/uploads/sites/324/2014/12/2017.04-Expo_Embaumement.jpg

7 April – 14 May, Im Kulturpavillion (Zufahrt über die psychiatrische Klinik, dann ganz links Oben), Zürcherstrasse 30, Will: Hans Thomann: 3 Aggregatszustände. Fr 17 – 19 U, Sa + So, 15 – 18 U.

9 April – 1 November, Museum Bruder Klaus, Dorfstrasse 4, Sachseln: Radbilder und Räderwerke. Die Sonderausstellung geht vom Rad-¬Betrach¬tungs- oder Meditationsbild von Niklaus von Flüe aus. Das Zentrum des Bildes zeigt ein Rad mit sechs Speichen, drei davon zeigen zur Nabe, drei weisen über den Reif hinaus. Die Aus¬stel¬lung will nicht diese Ikone zitieren oder abwandeln. Zur Ausstellung sind achtzehn Künstlerinnen und Künstler eingeladen, die sich in ihrem Schaffen mit dem Thema Rad und Räderwerke befassen. Nicht Illustrationen sind gefragt, sondern eigenständige künstlerische Ausei¬nan¬der¬setzungen. Mit Werken von Vincenzo Baviera, Gianfredo Camesi, Monika Dillier, Heinrich Eichmann, Vincent Fournier, Lissy Funk, Roland Heini, Jan Hostettler, Christian Kathriner, Claudia Kübler, René Küng, Beatrice Maritz, Jean Mauboulès, Roman Signer, Stefan Steiner, Sandra Ulloni, Gillian White, Andrea Wolfensberger. Di – Sa, 10 – 12 und 13.30 – 17 U, So, 11 – 17 U. http://museumbruderklaus.ch/aktuell/jahresprogramm/

 

JORDAN

3 May – 14 June, National Gallery of Fine Arts, Hosni Fareez St., Amman: I AM, the 2017/2018 CARAVAN Exhibition of Art. Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the "other”, the I AM exhibition will be a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future. CARAVAN’s I AM exhibition is being guest curated by Janet Rady, a specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art, and a selection of 31 acclaimed women artists of Middle Eastern heritage from 12 countries have been invited to participate in this unique East-West peacebuilding exhibition. http://www.nationalgallery.org/

 

CANADA

28 January – 11 June, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts), 1380, Sherbrooke Street O, Montreal: Chagall: Colour and Music. This is the biggest Canadian exhibition ever devoted to Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Featuring 340 works of art and a large selection of documentary works, including films, photographs and musical excerpts, this multidisciplinary exhibition is the first to focus on Chagall’s profound connection to music in his life and work. Through this original approach, the exhibition demonstrates how all of Chagall’s work, from his paintings, works on paper, costumes, sculptures, ceramics, stained glass and tapestries to his creations for the stage and his large-scale decorative and architectural projects, were imbued with musicality. The layout of this major exhibition is both chronological and thematic, covering all the periods of the artist’s long and productive career – his years in Russia, his Parisian period, his exile in New York, his time in Mexico and his life in the South of France. Mo – Su, 10 am – 5 pm (We until 9 pm).  https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/on-view/chagall/

4 May – 13 August, Art Gallery of Guelph, 358 Gordon Street, Guelph, ON: Phil Irish: mount pile. Featuring the work of Phil Irish, mount pile examines one of our nation’s iconic geographies and landscape of extraction—the Canadian Rockies—depicted as simultaneously sublime and fractured in his site-specific installation that blends painting and sculpture. Architecturally scaled and comprised of fragments of his painted landscapes, disassembled and torn, reassembled and pieced together, the installation extends up the wall of the AGG’s 50-foot-high clerestory gallery and out into the space. Irish began this body of work following a six-week residency at The Banff Centre, drawing on storied landscapes throughout Alberta that are the expression and effect of intense earth-moving practices and the extraction of raw materials, including the Athabasca Glacier, the oil sands, and neighbouring landfill sites.  Recombining the fragments and shards of his original paintings, the chopped and spliced collages offer glimpses of tailing ponds and mountain peaks, geological striations and weather systems. In its concept and construction, mount pile mimics geological processes of creation and destruction, querying our relationship with the lands on which we live and from which we take. Part of a long trajectory of Canadian painting and presented on the occasion of Canada’s 150th year, this exhibition interjects a contemporary perspective, addressing the imminent impacts of resource extraction and climate change. Tu – Su, 12 – 17 h. http://artgalleryofguelph.ca/exhibitions-detail/mount-mound-pile/

 

USA

13 January – 9 July, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT: Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom. This exhibition presents photographer Lee Friedlander’s images of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, a critical yet generally neglected moment in American civil rights history. On May 17, 1957—the third anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, which outlawed segregation in public schools—thousands of activists, including many leaders from religious, social, educational, labor, and political spheres, united in front of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D. Opening hours: http://artgallery.yale.edu/hours-and-directions

24 January – 23 June, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley: I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture. A crossroads in world culture, Italy has been for over two thousand years a haven for many layers of immigration from the four corners of the Diaspora. Different Jewish worlds mingled together in the peninsula, while still keeping specific traits. While maintaining century-old traditions, Italian Jews also tested out new cultural formats that came to define Jewish modernity. This exhibition presents a selection of manuscripts, books, ritual objects, textiles, photographs, and postcards collected over five decades to investigate the global significance of Jewish history in Italy. Tu – fr, 11 – 16 h.  http://www.magnes.org/visit/exhibitions-programs/exhibitions/i-tal-yah

5 February – 4 June, National Gallery of Art, 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC: Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence. Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482), a master sculptor in marble and bronze, invented a glazing technique for terracotta sculpture that positioned him as one of the most innovative artists of the 15th century. Today, the sculptures created by Luca and his family workshop retain their brilliant opaque whites, deep cerulean blues, and botanical greens, purples and yellows over modeling that makes them powerful and engaging examples of Italian Renaissance art.  Resistant to weather and easily readable at a distance, Della Robbia works were widely collected in the late 19th and early 20th century by Americans traveling to Italy who sought to bring something of the Renaissance home. Mo – sa 10 – 17 h, su 11 – 18 h. http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/2017/della-robbia-sculpting-with-color-in-renaissance-florence.html

13 February - 21 May, 10 am – 5.30 pm (Fr and Sa until 9 pm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York: The Mysterious Landscapes of Hercules Segers. The great experimental printmaker Hercules Segers (Dutch, ca. 1590–ca. 1638), one of the most fertile artistic minds of his time, created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality. With a unique array of techniques whose identification still puzzles scholars, he etched extraordinary, colorful landscapes and still lifes. Rejecting the idea that prints from a single plate should all look the same in black and white, he produced impressions in varied color schemes—painting them, then adding lines or cutting down the plate. Segers turned each impression of his evocative landscapes into unique miniature paintings that seem out of their time. He was a favorite artist of Rembrandt, who owned eight paintings and one printing plate by Segers.  http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/hercules-segers

5 March – 17 September, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA: An Inner World: Seventeenth-Century Dutch Genre Painting. An Inner World features seven exceptional genre paintings by Dutch artists working in or near the city of Leiden in the seventeenth century. Genre paintings, or scenes that take everyday life as their subject matter, flourished in the Dutch Republic in this period. Explored through the theme of an inner world, the works in this focused exhibition represent figures in interior spaces and individuals in moments of study, contemplation, and quiet exchange. Paintings by Gerrit Dou (1613–1675), Gabriel Metsu (1629–1667), Domenicus van Tol (c. 1635–1676), Willem van Mieris (1662–1747), and Jacob van Toorenvliet (1640–1719) demonstrate the artists’ sustained interest in the illusionism of space, candlelight, and painted surfaces. Tu – Su, 10 am – 5 pm (July and August daily). http://www.clarkart.edu/Mini-Sites/Inner-World/Exhibition

9 March – 22 April, ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, 5th Floor, New York: Siona Benjamin: Beyond Borders. The exhibition will feature her recent work from the Exodus Series. Currently on her second Fulbright Fellowship in Israel, her new work will be the subject of this show. Catalogue available. http://www.artsiona.com and http://www.acagalleries.com/exhibitions/upcoming/siona-benjamin-beyond-borders/

12 March – 20 July, The Ahmanson Gallery, Irvine, Ca.: Alistair Gordon. It is his first solo exhibition the U.S. and will feature eighteen new paintings created especially for the show in response to the Ahmanson Collection extensive postcards archive. Ally has been working on eighteen new paintings inspired by the eclectic and extensive Ahmanson Collection that features works by twentieth century British artists such as Stanley Spencer, Eric Gill and Graham Sutherland.  Ahmanson Gallery in Irvine, Los Angeles. http://www.alastairjohngordon.com/

18 March – 23 July, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Drive, Durham, NC: Miserere et Guerre: Georges Rouault, 1914-1927. The Nasher Museum, Duke Chapel and Duke Divinity School have collaborated on the exhibition Miserere et Guerre, a series of 58 intaglio prints by French artist Georges Rouault (1871–1958). Originally conceived as a two-volume set, the series depicts the political turmoil, human devastation, spiritual desolation and deep longing felt in Europe during World War I and leading up to World War II. Opening hours: http://nasher.duke.edu/exhibitions/miserere-et-guerre/

23 March – 4 June, Tu – Su 12 – 5 and 6 -8, Bedford Gallery, Lester Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA: Material Girls, Lynn Aldrich and Sabine Ott. http://www.bedfordgallery.org

15 April – 9 July, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA: Botticelli and the Search for the Divine. Largest, most important display of Botticelli’s works in the US. Perhaps more than any other painter, Sandro Botticelli (about 1445–1510) exemplifies the artistic achievement of Renaissance Florence in the 15th century. “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine,” organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary and Italy’s Metamorfosi Associazione Culturale, explores the dramatic changes in the artist’s style and subject matter—from poetic depictions of classical gods and goddesses to austere sacred themes—reflecting the shifting political and religious climate of Florence during his lifetime. At the height of his career, Botticelli was supported by the powerful Medici family, headed by Lorenzo the Magnificent.  http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/botticelli-and-the-search-for-the-divine

 

JAPAN

4 April – 28 May, Abeno Harukas Art Museum, 1-1-43 Abenosuji, Abeno-Ku, Osaka: Matisse et Rouault. General information:  http://www.aham.jp/exhibition/future/rouaultmatisse/

 

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