Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see two works on paper by German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The Woman of the Apocalypse and the Seven-Headed Dragon (detail on right) is the latest work by Dürer acquired by the museum. Created between 1496 and 1498 before the Reformation began, this woodcut illustrates the end of days as described in Revelations. The engraving St. Anthony Reading, in contrast, was a bequest by Judge John Barton Payne made in 1935, the year before VMFA opened to the public. Dürer produced this contemplative scene in 1519 just after the events that began the tumultuous Reformation.
Moroni’s Two Donors in Adoration before the Madonna and Child is currently appearing in The Frick Collection exhibition Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture, on view in New York City until June 2, 2019. The Moroni will return to its usual location in the Renaissance Art Gallery this summer.