| Lecture | Christof Metzger | Albert’s Albrechts: Albrecht Dürer, Albert von Sachsen-Teschen and the Dürer collection of Vienna‘s Albertina Museum
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM (EDT)
From March 24 through June 9, 2013, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria, lends 118 works on paper by Dürer to the National Gallery of Art Washington for a magnificent exhibition that will be on view only in Washington. Hence, the National Gallery of Art currently hosts the world's most famous and important collection of works by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), the reigning genius of the Northern Renaissance. The Albertina’s inventory by Dürer is remarkable because of its outstanding quality, as well as its origin, which can be traced back all the way to the workshop of the great artist from Nuremberg.
Christof Metzger's lecture follows the traces back to the 16th century to Dürer’s studio and shows how the German artist became one of the first world stars.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Embassy of Austria | 3542 International Court NW | Washington, DC 20008
Admission is free. RSVP required.