Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist is the first major UK exhibition of German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer in nearly 20 years.
Through paintings, drawings, prints, and letters, this exhibition follows Dürer’s travels across Europe, bringing to life the artist himself, and the people and places he visited. Charting his journeys to the Alps, Italy, Venice and the Netherlands, the exhibition will explore how Dürer’s travels sparked an exchange of ideas with Netherlandish and Italian Renaissance artists, fueled his curiosity and creativity, and increased his fame and influence across Europe.
‘Dürer’s Journeys’ will bring together loans from museums and private collections across the world, including the artist’s striking ‘Madonna and Child’ (ca. 1496/1499) from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, never before seen in the UK.
The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery in partnership with the Suermondt-Ludwig Museum in Aachen where the exhibition is on display from 18 July to 24 October 2021 .