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"The Glory of Baroque Dresden"
2004-03-01 until 2004-09-06
Mississippi Art Pavilion
USA United States of America
The Glory of Baroque Dresden exhibition is the first major exhibition from Dresden in North America in twenty-five years when a similar exhibition appeared at the National Gallery of Art in Washington , D.C. , at the California Legion of Honor in San Francisco , and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City . The exhibition consists of more than 400 masterpieces from eight collections/museums of the State Art Collections Dresden and Moritzburg Castle .
Among the highlights of the exhibition are Johann Vermeer’s “The Procuress” and the 41-carat “Dresden Green Diamond.” Other artworks include twenty-seven Old Masters paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, van Dyck, Veronese, Tintoretto, and Mantegna; Chinese, Japanese, and Meissen porcelain including the famous animal sculptures and the “Venus Tureen” from the Swan Service; prints and drawings by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Durer, and Correggio; arms and armor; coins and medals; decorative arts; and sculpture including works by Balthazar Permoser, Giambologna, and Francois Girardon.
BellSouth is the “Official Sponsor” of The Glory of Baroque Dresden exhibition. Title Sponsors are AmSouth Bank and Trustmark National Bank; Principal Sponsor is Bancorp South; and Major Sponsors are AmSouth Foundation, The Clarion-Ledger, Entergy, and Gertrude C. Ford Foundation.
Major funding is also provided by the State of Mississippi , Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the City of Jackson .