Visual Arts: Exhibit's Raphael tapestries weave powerful New Testament stories

Aug 04, 2022 212

Six enormous, stunning tapestries designed by the Italian Renaissance master Raphael are being shown for the first time in the United States at the Columbus Museum of Art.

“Raphael — The Power of Renaissance Imagery: The Dresden Tapestries and their Impact,” which continues through Oct. 30, is a collaboration between the Columbus museum and the Dresden, Germany, museum Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (GAM). The Columbus museum is the first and only U.S. venue for the tapestries which, most likely, will not travel to the U.S. again for decades.

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