Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden
October 22, 2021 through January 23, 2022
The Morgan Library & Museum proudly presents Van Eyck to Mondrian: 300 Years of Collecting in Dresden, opening October 22, 2021, and running through January 23, 2022. Building on the Morgan’s tradition of bringing to the American public distinguished works from outstanding institutions abroad, this exhibition focuses on the exceptional graphic collections of the Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden. One of the world’s oldest museums dedicated to works on paper, the Kupferstich-Kabinett was established in 1720 by Augustus II the Strong (r. 1694–1733), Elector of Saxony. Since then, the institution has expanded, weathered the vicissitudes of war, and flourished, ultimately emerging as one of the world’s preeminent repositories of drawings, prints, and photographs. The Morgan will serve as the sole American venue for this exhibition, which commemorates the 300th anniversary of the founding of the collection
Jan van Eyck (1390–1441), Portrait of an Older Man, ca. 1435–40, silverpoint and goldpoint on white prepared paper. © Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Photography by Herbert Boswank.