Above: Christoph Nathe, Landscape near Görlitz, 1786. Pen and brown ink, brush and brown washes over graphite on cream laid paper, 15 x 20 1/4 inches. Crocker Art Museum, E. B. Crocker Collection 1871.85.

EXHIBITION TITLE (full): The Splendor of Germany: 18th-Century Drawings from the Crocker Art Museum
VENUE: Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA)
DATES: February 2 — July 5, 2020

Selected from the Crocker Art Museum’s renowned collection of German drawings — one of the finest and earliest in the United States — this exhibition examines the major developments in German draughtsmanship over the course of the 18th century. With such artists as Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner, Anton Raphael Mengs, and Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, the exhibition celebrates the inventive beauty of German art, from the flowering of the Baroque to measured Neoclassicism. One of the greatest strengths of the exhibition is the landscape tradition, which can be traced from Johann Georg Wille through the enchanting works of two generations of his pupils. This exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the acquisition of the E. B. Crocker Collection of drawings.

High resolution images of several works in this exhibition are available upon request.

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Through engaging, innovative, and life-changing interactions with art, the Crocker Art Museum provides meaningful opportunities for people of divergent backgrounds to find common ground. Founded as a public/private partnership in 1885, the Crocker features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of master drawings and international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to deepen visitor’s understanding of art, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, and an array of activities for families and children. More information about exhibits and programs can be found at crockerart.org