The Nativity

Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), The Nativity, Woodcut c. 1812, original printing 1509-1511
UWM Art Collection, Gift of Emile H. Mathis II, 2012.002.0008

Past Exhibitions

The Nativity

December 6, 2012 – January 11, 2013

The Nativity, the story of the birth of Jesus, has been a principal subject in Western art since the 4th century. Images depicting the Nativity are based on narratives from the New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke and include the Annunciation, the Adoration of the Shepherds, the Adoration of the Magi and the Flight into Egypt.

These subjects are represented in The Nativity, an exhibition of 16th through 18th century prints by artists including Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Annibale Carracci, Adriaen Collaert, Christoffel Van Sichem II and others, whose scenes capture the humanity of the event.

Please join us for the opening reception:
Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 5-7 pm
Gallery talk by Ron Dunnett, 5:30 pm

Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Art History Gallery
Mitchell Hall, Room 154
3203 North Downer Avenue

Exhibition poster, 444kb pdf