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Encounter 40 intimate works by Peter Paul Rubens, one of the most prolific and versatile artists of the 17th century. Rubens first developed his ideas for larger projects in vivid, quickly painted, small sketches on panel. See the first-ever exhibition in the United States devoted exclusively to these sketches, featuring works from public and private collections in Europe and North America, including the Cincinnati Art Museum’s own collection.

This exhibition is organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT, and the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.


Drawn by the Brush: Oil Sketches by Peter Paul Rubens