Delicate Works by Peter Paul Rubens and Contemporaries Opens At The Ringling
July 1-August 19, 2006
SARASOTA, Fla. – June 14, 2006 – A selection of rare and delicate experimental works by renowned painters including Peter Paul Rubens are part of the exhibition Early Modern Painter-Etcher, on display at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, July 1-Aug. 19, 2006.
The intimate short-run exhibition features more than sixty acclaimed Renaissance and Baroque artists such as Dürer, Parmigianino, and Rembrandt, in addition to Rubens, a celebrated artist at the Ringling. The Painter-Etcher exhibition focuses on the artistic process of etching and will showcase works seldom displayed.
“It’s interesting to see these artists exploring something new. It not only shows painters turning to a different medium, it also sociologically shows the rise of a new technology, and the way these artists tried to reach the forefront of their own popular culture,” said Ringling Exhibition Curator Joanna Weber.
The works on display have been loaned from leading museums around the country such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library, the Yale University Art Gallery, and other major public and private collections. Weber joined the Ringling Museum after 18 years as Curator for the Yale University Art Gallery, the Father Marie-Alain Couturier Collection and the Department of European and Contemporary Art.
The Painter-Etcher exhibition was organized at the Arthur Ross Gallery by the University of Pennsylvania, and is being shown in tandem with the ongoing Encore! The Art of The Historic Asolo Theater exhibition, which continues through Jan. 7, 2007.
General Admission includes the Ringling Museum of Art, Cà d’Zan Mansion, Circus Museum, Mable’s historic Rose Garden and Florida’s only rose test gardens, all on 66 acres of lushly landscaped grounds. Adults are $15; senior citizens (65 and over) are $13; children ages 6-17 are $5. Free Admission for children 5 and under accompanied by an adult and museum members. Advance tickets are available by calling 941.358.3180. Visit www.ringling.org for more information.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, in its affiliation with Florida State University, is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. It preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art; Cà d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museum; the Original Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.
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