The Triumphal Arch of Maximilian I
August 27, 2016 - February 26, 2017
The Triumphal Arch is one of the most ambitious prints ever produced. Constructed from imprints of 192 panels, the enormous woodcut was part of a propaganda campaign waged by Maximilian I (1459–1519), emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), the leading artist in Germany at the time, oversaw the production of the Arch. This focused exhibition invites you to explore the amazing print. A new video tells the story of Mia’s example, printed centuries ago but only recently assembled. An iPad ArtStory introduces the Arch’s many symbols deployed to shape Maximilian’s image.
This project has been supported by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.