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Jupiter and Antiope

Bartholomeus Spranger (Netherlandish, 1546–1611). Jupiter and Antiope, 1596. Oil on canvas. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, GG 5752

The exhibition is made possible by the Placido Arango Fund and The Schiff Foundation.

The catalogue is made possible by the Drue E. Heinz Fund.

Bartholomeus Spranger

Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague

November 4, 2014–February 1, 2015

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Purchase advance tickets to avoid waiting in admission lines. Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

The first major exhibition devoted to Bartholomeus Spranger (1546–1611), a fascinating artist who served a cardinal, a pope, and two Holy Roman Emperors, this exhibition examines Spranger's remarkable career through a selection of his rare paintings, drawings, and etchings, most of which are on loan from international museums and private collections. Spranger emerged as one of the most prominent artists at the court of Rudolf II in Prague and the most significant Northern Mannerist artist of his generation. Adding a unique dimension to the exhibition are works by artists who helped shape Spranger's artistic horizon.

Exhibition Catalogue

Catalogue cover

Sumptuous and comprehensive, this important new book celebrates one of Mannerism's leading masters.

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Gallery Talk:
Exhibition Tour—Bartholomeus Spranger: Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Free with Museum admission
Performance:
Turning Music into Gold
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
$65.00