From 9th September 2020, the Historical and the New Green Vault are open daily (except Tuesdays) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Fridays during Blue Hour until 8 p.m.
Baroque ivory art in the dialogue of the arts
The celebrated European collections of Baroque ivory art, including those of the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) in Dresden, offer a richly facetted spectrum of art-historical interpretations and perspectives. The exhibition(s) in the Sponsel Room of the new Grünes Gewölbe in the Residenzschloss Dresden present, in a small space, an exquisite variety of masterpieces of ivory art of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The special feature of the two cabinet exhibitions is showing these masterpieces in harmony and in an astonishing ‘dialogue’ with paintings, sculptures, graphics, and medallic and porcelain art. The first part has been given the title “AN-SICHTEN” and the second part, planned to follow in early 2018, will be entitled “AUGEN-BLICKE”. Drawings and print graphic templates used by ivory artists and their studios are given particular emphasis. Similarly, medallic images, monumental sculptures and small bronzes have had an inspirational effect on the creation of ivory art, which in turn gave inspiration, in some of its subjects, to porcelain art during the 18th century.