Beyond ACL: “Imperial Augsburg” opens at the Blanton Museum

12:09 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 Arts

Opening this weekend at the Blanton Museum of Art is a singular exhibit of Renaissance art that was created in the imperial city of Augsburg, one of Germany’s oldest cities.

Organized by the National Gallery of Art with loans from the Metropolitan Museum of art as well as from collections at the University of Texas, “Imperial Augsburg” reveals how the Bavarian city of Augsburg fostered an uncommon artistic community that emulated the Italian Renaissance style.

On Oct. 5 at 1 p.m., Freyda Spira of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Gregory Jecmen of the National Gallery of Art — curators of Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings 1475-1540 — discuss the exhibition.

The lecture is free with museum admission ($5-$9) and is held in the Blanton’s auditorium.

“Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawing, 1475-1540” continues through Jan. 5, 2014

Blanton Museum of Art