Thursday, October 27, 2011

PAST: ART: "The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries" at the NGA East Building, SUN, Sept 18th - SUN, Jan 8th, Free

The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries 

On view at the National Gallery of Art
Sunday, September 18th - Sunday, January 8th

The Pastrana Tapestries were commissioned in the late 1400s, likely by the king of Portugal, Afonso V (1432-1481), to commemorate his 1471 campaign in Morocco. Exquisitely rendered in wool and silk by Flemish weavers in Tournai, the tapestries depict a vivid world set against maritime and urban landscapes.

National Gallery of Art
East Building - 4th & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle is closest to the East Building, you can also walk through the West Building to get there, the Archives - Navy Memorial metro station is closest to the West Building.

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