Titian (Italian, c.1488–1576)

Venus with an Organist and Cupid (detail), c.1550-1555. Oil on canvas, 59 1/8 x 85 7/8 in. © Archivo Fotográfico, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado

June 11–October 10, 2016
The Clark Art Institute is the exclusive venue for Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado, featuring twenty-eight Old Master paintings from the Museo Nacional del Prado that celebrate the role of the nude in Western painting. Twenty-four of the paintings have never before been shown in America. This is a must-see exhibition for visitors to the Berkshires this summer. Purchase your tickets today
 
The works presented in Splendor, Myth, and Vision are among the finest of the Prado’s unparalleled holdings, selected not only for their relationship to the exhibition’s themes, but also for their beauty and historical significance. Included in this sensuous exhibition are major paintings by Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Jacopo Tintoretto, Diego Velázquez, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Guercino, Nicolas Poussin, Luca Giordano, Guido Reni, Jusepe de Ribera, and others.



Related Events:
Sunday, June 5 - Contributor Member Preview: Splendor, Myth, and Vision 
Friday, June 10 - Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado Celebration Dinner
Friday, June 10 - Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado Opening Reception
Saturday, June 11 - Member Preview: Splendor, Myth, and Vision 
Saturday, June 11 - Unveiling the Nude: The Story of Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Sunday, June 12 - The Art of Flamenco 
Wednesday, June 15 - Member Gallery Talk: Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Saturday, June 18 - Concert: Four Nations Ensemble 
Sunday, June 19 - Lecture: Nudity and Nakedness in Renaissance Europe
Wednesday, June 29 - Member Gallery Talk: Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Monday, June 20 - Body and the Beat: Summer Solstice Gathering
Wednesday, June 29 - Member Gallery Talk: Splendor, Myth, and Vision 
Friday, July 1 - Tapas on the Terrace
Friday, July 8 - Clark Society Talk: Mark Morris on Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Sunday, July 10 - Summer Sundays: Spanish Dance Showcase
Wednesday, July 13 - Member Gallery Talk: Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Wednesday, July 13 - Figure Drawing
Thursday, July 14 - Art, Power, and Politics: Nudes from the Prado
Friday, July 15 - Tapas on the Terrace
Sunday, July 17 - Summer Sundays: Toro! Toro!
Wednesday, July 20 - Figure Drawing
Thursday, July 21 - From Naughty to Nice: Nudes from the Prado
Friday, July 22 - Tapas on the Terrace
Sunday, July 24 - Summer Sundays: Spanish Rhythms
Wednesday, July 27 - Member Gallery Talk: Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Wednesday, July 27 - Figure Drawing
Friday, July 29 - Tapas on the Terrace
Friday, July 29 - Clark Society Talk: Alex Melamid on Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Sunday, July 31 - Summer Sundays: Human Tower Expo
Wednesday, August 3 - Figure Drawing
Friday, August 5 - Tapas on the Terrace
Sunday, August 7 - Body, Art, and Soul
Wednesday, August 10 - Figure Drawing
Friday, August 12 - Tapas on the Terrace 
Wednesday, August 17 - Member Gallery Talk: Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Wednesday, August 17 - Figure Drawing
Friday, August 19 - Tapas on the Terrace
Sunday, August 21 - Summer Sundays: Bodies in Motion
Wednesday, August 24 - Figure Drawing
Friday, August 26 - Tapas on the Terrace
Saturday, August 27 - Clark Society Talk: Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons on Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Sunday, August 28 - Summer Sundays: The Golden Age
Wednesday, August 31 - Clark Member Talk: Splendor, Myth, and Vision 
Wednesday, August 31 - Figure Drawing
Wednesday. September 14 - Clark Member Talk: Splendor, Myth, and Vision
Wednesday, September 28 - Clark Member Talk: Splendor, Myth, and Vision

Splendor, Myth, and Vision is co-organized by the Clark Art Institute and the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Major underwriting is provided by Denise Littlefield Sobel and Diane and Andreas Halvorsen. Generous contributors include the National Endowment for the Arts and the Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation, with additional support from Jeannene Booher, the Robert Lehman Foundation, Katherine and Frank Martucci, and Richard and Carol Seltzer. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.