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Minneapolis Institute of Arts Presents Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will present Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland open February 6, 2011—Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Acclaimed as the most poetic creations of the Italian Renaissance, these luminous sixteenth-century paintings are the two most significant works by Titian outside of Italy and Spain. Originally painted for King Philip II of Spain, they entered the Bridgewater/Sutherland collection at the end of the 18th century and have been on loan to the National Gallery since 1945.

The exhibition also includes Titian’s famous Venus Rising From the Sea (formerly a Bridgewater picture) and masterpieces by Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo Tintoretto, Jacopo Bassano, Paris Bordon, Giovanni Cariani, and Paolo Veronese. A companion exhibition, “Venice on Paper,” will present a selection of stunning Venetian drawings by Venetian Renaissance masters.

The exhibition will be on view at the High Museum, Atlanta, (October 16, 2010-January 2, 2011), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, (February 6-May 1, 2011) and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, (May 21-August 14, 2011).

This exhibition is co-organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland.

The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Lead sponsorship of the local presentation is provided by Delta Air Lines, with additional generous support provided by Sheila Morgan and Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

Media partnership is provided by the Star Tribune.

Image: Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti) Italian, 1518-94 Christ Carried to the Tomb, about 1565 Oil on canvas Purchased by Private Treaty with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, 1984

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