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Morgan Library and Museum (New York, NY 10016-3405)
John McQuillen (Project Director: January 2021 to present)
Holbein: Capturing Character

Implementation for a temporary exhibition examining the portraiture of Northern Renaissance artist Hans Holbein the Younger (Augsberg, 1497/98–London, 1543).

"Holbein: Capturing Character" explores the construction of personal identity in the Renaissance through the portraiture of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543). Didactic in nature, Holbein's works reflect the personal relationships and rich cultural exchanges between painters and civic communities during a time when humanism and the arts became closely intertwined in Northern Europe. On view February 11 through May 15, 2022, this two-gallery exhibition will investigate how Holbein visually and intellectually represented the personal identity of his sitters through many of his most famous paintings, drawings, and prints, as well as works by his contemporaries and other objects. This will be the first monographic exhibition on the famous artist in nearly 40 years and the largest single collection of his works ever publicly exhibited in the United States. Accompanying the presentation will be a variety of engaging public programs and a fully illustrated catalogue.

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Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; European History

Exhibitions: Implementation

Public Programs

$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2021 – 8/31/2023