Curator-led tour of Holbein: Capturing Character

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
10:00 – 11:00am
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Ave, New York City

Free for AFA Members Only



The AFA is pleased to provide this before-hours, curator-led tour of Holbein: Capturing Character at the Morgan Library with Austėja Mackelaitė, Annette and Oscar de la Renta Assistant Curator, and John T. McQuillen, Associate Curator of Printed Books & Bindings.

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98–1543) was among the most skilled, versatile, and inventive artists of the early 1500s. He created captivating portraits of courtiers, merchants, scholars, and statesmen in Basel, Switzerland, and later in England, and served as a court painter to Tudor King Henry VIII.

Holbein: Capturing Character is the first major exhibition dedicated to the artist in the United States. Spanning Holbein’s entire career, from his early years in Basel to his years in England where he quickly became the most sought-after artist among the nobles, courtiers, and foreign merchants. The exhibition further highlights the artist’s activities as a designer of prints, printed books, personal devices, and jewels. This varied presentation reveals the artist’s wide-ranging contributions to the practice of personal definition in the Renaissance. Works by Holbein’s famed contemporaries, such as Jan Gossaert and Quentin Metsys, and a display of intricate period jewelry and book bindings highlight the visual splendor of the art and culture of the time.

For more information or to register, contact events@amfedarts.org.


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