Thursday, January 5, 2017

Masterworks exhibition at Denver Art Museum features paintings rarely seen in the U.S.

Attributed to Sebastino del Piombo, Madonna and Child with Saints Catherine and John the Baptist, about 1505-1508. Oil on panel; 20-1/8 × 31-7/8 in. Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice. 
COLORADO---The Denver Art Museum is presenting "Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance," Denver’s first-ever exhibition to illustrate the development of Venice’s own distinct Renaissance style from the second half of the 1400s to the early 1500s. The exhibition features about 45 significant works, including important loans from Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia, which houses one of the greatest collections of Venetian Renaissance art in the world. A rare opportunity for visitors to experience these masterworks outside of Venice, the exhibition also features four Titians, three Giorgiones and six Giovanni Bellinis. [link]

Denver Art Museum: "Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance" (Through Feb. 12, 2017); 100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO; (720) 913-0130;

North Carolina Museum of Art: "Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance" (March 4, 2017 – June 18, 2017); 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC; (919) 839-6262;