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Dürer Was Here: A Journey Becomes Legend

From 18 July to 24 October 2021 the long-awaited exhibition Dürer Was Here: A Journey Becomes Legend will be on view at the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen. On Monday, 13 September 2021, CODART organized a CODARTfocus meeting on the occasion of this exhibition.

500 years ago, in 1520-21, Albrecht Dürer traveled through the Rhineland and what constituted the Netherlands at that time. He kept a travel journal that affords us glimpses into the fascinating world of this Renaissance artist. Dürer visited Aachen twice on this journey. To commemorate this, around 90 masterpieces by Dürer himself will be joined by another 90 outstanding works of art by his contemporaries and his followers: artists that Dürer met on his travels; and artists that Dürer inspired – through his journey and through his art.


The CODARTfocus consisted of an introduction to the exhibition and an exclusive visit to the exhibition with exhibition curators Peter van den Brink (Director), Sarvenaz Ayooghi (Curator of Paintings), Dr. Dagmar Preising (Curator of Graphic Art and Sculpture), and Wibke Vera Birth (Curator of Paintings and Sculpture). Participants also had the opportunity to visit the newly arranged permanent collection of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum privately with Michael Rief (Deputy Director).

The program is available here.

This event is a collaboration between CODART, the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum and the Network for Specialists in Early Netherlandish Art.



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