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The Art of Power

The Art of Power

Habsburg Women in the Renaissance

The Art of Power focuses on three remarkable women who set standards in courtly culture within the Habsburg dynasty: Archduchess Margaret, governor of the Burgundian Netherlands (1480– 1530), Archduchess Mary, Queen of Hungary (1505– 1558) and Archduchess Catherine, Queen of Portugal (1507– 1578). For the first time, an exhibition focuses on Habsburg female patronage in the Renaissance. Thus, this special exhibition on three powerful women, a daughter and two granddaughters of Emperor Maximilian I, sheds light on an unknown side of patronage in the history of art.

Margaret of Austria, Princess of Asturias and later Duchess of Savoy, was appointed governess of the Burgundian Netherlands by her father Maximilian I. She was a leading ruler whose legendary success was the »Ladies' Peace« in 1529. As an art collector, she was the role model for all subsequent generations of women in her family. Her niece, Mary of Hungary, a sister of Emperor Charles V, succeeded her as governess. She demonstrated an outstanding talent in the field of politics and had an exquisite taste in art matters also. Their youngest sister, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal, was also a major art collector. Due to the flourishing trade on the Iberian Peninsula, she was directly at the source to supply the European courts with novel, valuable and exotic luxury goods.

The exhibition presents some one hundred works from important European collections from Austria, Hungary, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany: Kunstkammer objects, Tapestries, portraits, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, valuable gemstone jewellery, and objects from new foreign lands. Such treasures and luxury articles were important for courtly representation in the Renaissance and reflected the social status, rank and wealth of the ruling families in the 16th century. Please also note the other exhibitions in Europe on the Habsburg’s Woman in Mechelen/Belgium, and Bourg-en-Bresse/France.


Begleitprogramm

Führungen durch die Ausstellung

Überblicksführungen
Täglich um 14.30 Uhr

Themenführung
jeweils Do um 15.30 Uhr
12.7.: Frauenpower – Kunst und Macht
2.8.: Im Auftrag des Kaisers: Habsburger Regentinnen
6.9.: Umschlagplatz Lissabon: Katharinas Exotica

Wünschen Sie eine private Führung in der Sonderausstellung oder in unseren Sammlungen? Tel. +43 1 525 24 – 4804
kunstvermittlung@schlossambras-innsbruck.at


Die Süße (Ver-)Führung

Highlight-Führung durch die Ausstellung mit anschließender Verkostung von exquisiter belgischer Schokolade.
Jeweils Fr 6.7., 24.8., 14.9., um 15.30 Uhr, und auf Anfrage.

Anmeldung erforderlich:
Tel. +43 1 525 24 – 4804
kunstvermittlung@schlossambras-innsbruck.at


Kuratorinnentag
Do, 9. August 2018

16.30 Uhr: Führung »Erzherzogin Katharina von Österreich, Königin von Portugal – eine anspruchsvolle Kunstsammlerin und Agentin im Familiennetzwerk«, Annemarie Jordan Gschwend, CHAM – Centro de Humanidades, Lissabon

18.30 Uhr: Vortrag »Erzherzogin Margarete von Österreich, eine kunstliebende Regentin mit vielen Gesichtern«, Dagmar Eichberger, Universität Heidelberg


Expertenwissen geteilt
Fr., 21. September 2018

18.30 Uhr: Vortrag »Conrat Meit: Hofbildhauer der Erzherzogin Margarete von Österreich, Regentin der Niederlande«, Jens Burk, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, München


»Frauen. Kunst und Macht« exklusiv

Reservieren Sie die Sonderausstellung exklusiv außerhalb der Öffnungszeiten für Ihr privates Event – ein Sekt-Empfang oder eine Ausstellungsführung mit anschließendem Brunch bzw. Abendessen. (ab 9.30 Uhr oder nach 17 Uhr)
Tel. +43 1 525 24 – 4803
event@schlossambras-innsbruck.at


Please also note the other exhibitions in Europe on the Habsburg’s Woman in Mechelen/Belgium, and Bourg-en-Bresse/France.

Information

14 June 2018
to 7 October 2018

Ambras Castle
Schlossstraße 20, 6020 Innsbruck

Opening hours
daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission till half an hour before closing time.

Closed during November!

The Habsburg portrait gallery and the Collection of gothic sculptures are open April to October!

May 31, 2018: openHoliday opening hours

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