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Mar 2017
“Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence” at National Gallery of Art, Now Through June 4

From now until June 4, you can see artist Lucca della Robbia and his family’s work at the National Gallery of Art in downtown D.C. This is the first time pieces like the famous "The Visitation" have ever been on view outside of Italy, and while most of the sculptures are from American collections, some are from international collections.

Back in the 1400’s, Luca della Robbia, invented a special glazing technique for terra cotta sculptures that made him one of the most innovative artists of the 15th century. Today, the sculptures created by Luca and his family workshop still retain their brilliant and bright colors.

The exhibit is located in the West building on the main floor, in the West Garden Court in the National Gallery of Art. Admission to the National Gallery of Art is always free. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.