In light of the Albrecht Duerer exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Embassy invited Austrian curator Christof Metzger to speak about Albrecht Dürer's influence as an artist. His lecture focused primarily on the 16th century and shed some light on Duerer's first studio and the developmet of his career.
From March 24 through June 9, 2013, the National Gallery of Art in Washington showcases 118 works on paper by Albrecht Duerer. The works are loans from the Albertina Museum in Vienna. This exhibition features the world's most famous and important collection of works by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528), the reigning genius of the Northern Renaissance. The Albertina’s inventory by Dürer is remarkable because of its outstanding quality, as well as its origin, which can be traced back all the way to the workshop of the great artist from Nuremberg.
For more information visit: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/2013/durer_albertina.html