Michael Wolgemut – Not Just Dürer's Teacher

Albrecht Dürer: Portrait of the painter Michael Wolgemut, dated 1516, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Gm 885, Loan of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen München. Photo: Dirk Meßberger


20th December 2019 to 22nd March 2020

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Albrecht Dürer's teacher, the Nuremberg painter Michael Wolgemut (1434/37–1519). As an artistic polymath, Wolgemut’s core business was making winged altarpieces and panel paintings, but he also produced stained glass windows for churches and woodcuts, including the illustrations for the famed Nuremberg Chronicle (this was not a newspaper, but rather a Bible-based history of the world). An invaluable body of drawings that were used as models and working materials in his studio has also survived. The exhibition, which is spread across nine locations in Nuremberg and Schwabach, sheds new light on Wolgemut's artistic activity.

Albrecht Dürer's House: Drawings and woodcuts
Germanisches Nationalmuseum: Panel paintings in the context of Nuremberg's art industry
Museum Tucher Mansion: Portraits of Herr and Frau Tucher
Churches (Lorenzkirche – Sebalduskirche – Jakobskirche – Frauenkirche – Friedenskirche – Stadtkirche Schwabach): Works by Wolgemut in a church setting

Guided tours in English at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum:
Wednesday, 12.02.2020, 6 pm
Sunday, 22.03.2020, 11.30 am

To book a group tour:
Please contact the Museums' educational center, the Kunst- und Kulturpädagogisches Zentrum der Museen in Nürnberg (KPZ)
Phone +49 911 13 31 - 238

The ticket is valid for sameday admission to all three participating museums.
Churches: admission free