BY HOWARD POUSNER / AJC
The High Museum of Art, which has steadily imported world masterpieces since attracting massive crowds and attention for its Centennial Olympics exhibition “Rings: Five Passions in World Art” nearly two decades ago, will bring another trove to Atlanta in fall 2015.
The museum announced Friday morning that it will host “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections,” 93 artworks and artifacts from Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum. Including many works never before seen in the U.S., the exhibit will be on view Oct. 18, 2015 through Jan. 17, 2016.
The principal sovereign dynasty across Europe from the late Middle Ages all the way into the early 20th century, the Habsburgs also commanded a remarkable art collection. Much of it was commissioned by members of the extended royal family from the finest artists of their day.
Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Velazquez, Giorgione, Correggio and Tintoretto are among those who will be strongly