Seattle Art Museum Features Renaissance Exhibits

The Seattle Art Museum is currently running several exhibits of interest to medieval and renaissance researchers including Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819.

The exhibits include:

Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819
This exhibition features art and artifacts from the Spanish empire with a focus on exploration and the royal court of Ferdinand and Isabella. A catalog is available for purchase. The exhibit runs through January 2, 2005.

Renaissance Art in Focus: Neri di Bicci and Devotional Painting in Italy

This exhibit features an altarpiece by the Florentine Renaissance artist Neri di Bicci, Virgin and Child with Six Saints (1456), from Seattle's St. James Cathedral, as well as approximately thirteen early Renaissance paintings from the Seattle Art Museum's permanent collection and other lenders. A small catalog is available and the exhibit runs until February 13, 2005.

European Painting and Sculpture from the 12th to 18th Centuries

This ongoing exhibit covers three hundred years of European painting. Highlighted is The Judgment of Paris by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Picture Yourself in Armor

This exhibit lets visitors handle and try on armor including a helmet, gauntlets and a chest plate. The exhibit ends January 2, 2005.

For more information on times and ticket prices, visit the museum's website.