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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Renaissance to Restoration

April 3, 2019 - March 22, 2020

The first portrait miniatures appeared in the 1520s at the French and English courts and they were particularly useful to the monarchy. Small enough to be given as gifts, they signaled a monarch’s favor when worn publicly. Take for example Nicholas Hilliard’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth’s favorite, George Cumberland, Third Earl of Clifford. He is shown in his tournament armor with the cipher of Elizabeth, two E’s back to back (seen on the front of his armor) signaling not only his role at court, but also his devotion to the Queen. The miniatures on view in this rotation from some of the period’s finest artists reveal an early approach to the figure in what would become the predecessor to the selfie some 500 years later.

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Start:
April 3, 2019
End:
March 22
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Website:
https://nelson-atkins.org/events/renaissance-to-restoration/

Venue

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
Phone:
816-751-1278
Website:
https://nelson-atkins.org/

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Creatures of the Night: Women in Paris from 1850-1900

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Renaissance to Restoration

April 3, 2019 - March 22, 2020
Kansas City MO
United States
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Atrium Project: Angel Otero

August 23, 2019 - August 2, 2020
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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Living with the Spirits

September 29, 2019 - April 26, 2020
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The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

November 8, 2019 - May 31, 2020
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Atrium Project: Angel Otero

August 23, 2019 - August 2, 2020
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The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

November 8, 2019 - May 31, 2020