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The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe’s Greatest Dynasty

Until 10 May 15, Minneapolis Institute of Arts , Minneapolis, USA

Little known, compared with the French or English royal dynasties, the Habsburgs were one of the most powerful and long lasting of ruling European families. From early Medieval beginnings on the Upper Rhine, the family established its geographical stronghold in what is now Austria by the 13th century, and at various times personally held large areas of Europe, reaching its widest jurisdiction under the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1500-58) whose possessions included the Austrian hereditary lands, most of Hungary, today’s Benelux countries,... Read on

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