Contests in OreThe Portrait Medal in the German Renaissance
Easy to reproduce, transport and distribute, portrait medals provide a unique “Who’s Who” of the 16th century. Together with painting, sculpture and prints, medals played a seminal role in the art of German-speaking countries at the beginning of the Modern Era.
This is the first exhibition to offer a comprehensive survey of the cultural-historical spectrum, the complex mediality, and the dynamic geography of medals produced and circulated in German-speaking countries in the early Modern Era. The world of medals and their cousins, small-scale portraits, documents that German Renaissance art also functions as an arena for diverse forms of rivalry, cultural exchange and competing media.
03. June 2014 to 25. January 2015
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien
Opening hoursJune to August
Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
September to May
Tue – Sun, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission till half an hour before closing time.