13 août 2021

Acquisition of portrait miniature brings new narratives to the Allen's Gallery of European Art

Giovanna Garzoni (Italian, 1600–1670), A portrait of the Ethiopian traveler Zaga Christ, 1635, Watercolor and bodycolor on vellum monted on card; silver frame is later, Museum Friends Fund, 2021.21, Allen Memorial Art Museum. OBERLIN, OH.- The Allen Memorial Art Museum’s gallery of 17th- and 18th-century European art has been reimagined to reveal global stories of encounter and exchange. Central to the new installation is a significant acquisition: a portrait of the Ethiopian traveler Zaga Christ by the... [Lire la suite]