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Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe
October 14, 2012 - January 21, 2013 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Waters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe invites visitors to explore the roles of Africans and their descendents in Renaissance Europe as revealed in compelling paintings, drawings, sculpture and printed books of the period. Vivid portraits from life both encourage face-to-face encounters with the individuals themselves and pose questions about the challenges of color, class, and stereotypes that this new diversity brought to Europe. Despite the importance of the questions posed for audiences today, this is the first time they have been addressed in a major exhibition. Organized by the Walters, the exhibition opens in Baltimore on October 14 and at the Princeton University Art Museum in February 2013. It will feature about 75 works of art drawn from the Walters, major museums in the U.S. and Europe, and private collections.
The exhibition is supported by funding from the Richard C. von Hess Foundation, the Bernard Family, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Christie’s, Kathryn Coke Rienhoff, the Maryland Humanities Council, and other generous donors. The publication has been generously supported by the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Publication Fund. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.