Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2017

Jan, Feb

Dr. Michael Roth | Kunsthistoriker

Michael Roth
Michael Roth

Michael Roth started his science and his museum career as an assistance curator at the Landesmuseum Württemberg in Stuttgart and as curator for art and history at the museum in Ulm. At the Ulmer Museum he organised exhibitions on Southern German art and art-history of different genres, such as sculpture, painting, stained-glass-painting, objects of art and prints and drawings from the late middle ages, up to the early classicism (Hans Multscher, Michel Erhart and Jörg Syrlin the Elder, the Master of the Drapery-Studies and the Strasburg stained-glass-production in the late 15th century, Januarius Zick). Besides this centre of interest he organised shows on art and artists from the 20th century in the tradition of the Ulm school of design (as Anton Stankowski and Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart). Today, as senior curator of German Art at the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, he focuses on the field of German drawings, illumination and prints up to  the year 1800. In this field, he organised exhibitions and edited catalogue-raisonnées on works of Georg Flegel, Albrecht Dürer, and Matthias Grünewald. At last, he realised an exhibition on the script as image, calligraphy and the art of writing from the early middle-ages up to 1800. Currently he is one of the curators of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin for the exhibition “Renaissance and Reformation. German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach” to open at the Los Angeles County Museum in November of 2016.

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