The Miracle of Old Masters in St. Gallen
September 26th - November 22nd 2015, Kunstmuseum
Albrecht Dürer, Pieter Bruegel, Federico Barocci, Carlo Maratta, Willem van de Velde, Rembrandt van Rijn . . . In recent years, works by some of the most important masters in art history have been donated to the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. Generous patrons entrusted their private treasures to the museum or made it possible to make unique acquisitions of exquisite paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Thanks to them, St. Gallen has witnessed a true miracle of Old Masters.
Over the years, thanks to a large donation of paintings from the Chappuis-Speiser family and the Albert Koechlin Stiftung, the gift of an exquisite collection of drawings and prints from a private collection in St. Gallen, as well as the extraordinary commitment of Annette Bühler, the museum was able to amass a collection of works by Old Masters of international standing. With selected prints by German and Dutch masters, paintings by Italian artists ranging from Federico Barocci to Gaetano Gandolfi, rare early German and early Netherlandish panel paintings, and an important group of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, for the first time the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen is offering a comprehensive overview of its wonderful collection of works from the Renaissance and the Baroque in order to celebrate this unique miracle of Old Masters in St. Gallen along with patrons and the public.
Curator: Matthias Wohlgemuth