Events: February 7, 2018

‘Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer’

The Metropolitan Museum's vast Michelangelo exhibition covers the entire career of the artist, from his first extant drawings made while he was a teenager to works created shortly before his death at eighty-eight in 1564. The heart of the exhibition is a selection of 133 of his drawings, the largest group of them ever displayed at one time.

‘Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle’

Francisco de Zurbarán's remarkable series of Jacob and his sons at the Frick has hung since the eighteenth century in the bishop of Durham’s palace at Bishop Auckland, in northeast England. An unusual treasure to find in an Anglican bishop’s palace given Protestant horror at religious imagery, it is notable as being the only such series of paintings known to survive in Europe.