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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Opening Day Lecture “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections”

Sunday, Jun. 14, 2015

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
US/Central

  Italian (probably Milanese), All’Antica Burgonet of Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol, c. 1560, blued and embossed iron, gold, and silver, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Presented by David Bomford, interim department head, European art; and chairman, department of conservation

The exhibition Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections offers a rich survey of the breadth of the Habsburg Dynasty's collections—from classical Greek and Roman works, to medieval arms and armor, tapestries, exceptional Old Master paintings, opulent costumes, and even a gilded imperial carriage. This introductory lecture examines the splendor and spectacle of the Habsburg court.

Image: Italian (probably Milanese), All’Antica Burgonet of Archduke Ferdinand II of Tyrol, c. 1560, blued and embossed iron, gold, and silver, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

About the Lecture

All learning and interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts,
funds provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law;
The National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation;
the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

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