Frankfurt, October 23, 2013 through February 2, 2014
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP sponsored the landmark exhibition "Albrecht Dürer – His Art in Context" at Frankfurt's Städel Museum. The exhibition ran from October 23, 2013 through February 2, 2014.
Drawing upon 280 works of art from around the world, including some 200 by Dürer, this exhibition provided one of the most comprehensive perspectives ever on the life and works of the famous German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). It sought to interpret the huge diversity of his œuvre, including drawings and paintings on canvas and panels, works executed in various printmaking techniques, as well as books written and illustrated by Dürer.
Dürer’s pieces were shown alongside works by predecessors and contemporaries, putting in context his consummate artistry and his crucial contribution to the development of northern European Renaissance art. For this unprecedented event, loans were provided from world-class cultural institutions such as the National Gallery in London, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
“As an international law firm with a longstanding practice in Germany, Skadden is committed to the promotion of the fine arts and, in particular, to making a contribution to the cultural infrastructure in Frankfurt," said Stephan Hutter, partner at Skadden and a member of the executive board of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V. "This is why we are extremely pleased to support this comprehensive exhibition on Albrecht Dürer.”
Max Hollein, director of the Städel Museum, said: "We are very thankful for the sponsorship by Skadden, one of the world's leading law firms. Only with the engagement of partners like Skadden is the Städel Museum able to realize such ambitious shows.
Founded in 1815 as a civic foundation, the Städel Museum is one of Germany’s oldest art museums. It houses one of the world's finest collections of German, Dutch and Italian art of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period. The diversity of the collection provided an almost complete overview of 700 years of European art history, from the early 14th century across the Renaissance, Baroque and modernism eras to the present.
The collection was shown in the exhibition hall of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main. Additional information is available at www.staedelmuseum.de.
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