Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Exhibitions

  • Nuremberg: A Renaissance City, 1500-1618
  • 06-Nov-1983 - 31-Dec-1983
  • Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
Description

A major exhibition of 213 works portrays Nuremberg, one of the foremost German centers of Northern Renaissance culture, from the flowering of its artistic brilliance to the start of the Thirty Year's War. Artistically, it extends from the late Gothic period through the Renaissance and Mannerism to the early Baroque style. Prints, paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts have been loaned to the exhibition from Nuremberg, London, Ottowa, and about 40 American Museums. The exhibition includes 30 prints by Albrecht Durer, the great Northern Renaissance master from Nuremberg. Organized at the Huntington Art Gallery of the University of Texas in Austin, the show provides a visual introduction to the cultural heritage of Nuremberg at its height. an extensive catalogue by Jeffrey Chipps Smith, an art historian at the University of Texas, is available. The exhibition's visit to the Spencer Museum is partially funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, a Federal agency.

This major exhibition featured art from Nuremberg, one of the foremost German centers of Northern Renaissance culture. The exhibition was organized at the Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas at Austin, and was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporate and Business Members.