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ZURBARAN PAINTINGS EXHIBITED IN NEW YORK Friday, 19 January 2018
The exhibition, Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle, will run at The Frick Collection from 31 January 2018 to 22 April 2018.
The paintings have hung in Auckland Castle for 250 years and remain an enduring symbol of tolerance, religious freedom and hope.
On loan to The Frick Collection from The Auckland Project, the artworks have been on an unprecedented tour of America.
Having undergone a year-long in-depth technical analysis at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, the paintings were first exhibited at The Meadows Museum, Dallas, from 17 September 2017 to 7 January 2018. A short film created by The Meadows that details the paintings’ journey and analysis can be viewed here.
The paintings will return to their home in Bishop Auckland in preparation for Auckland Castle’s reopening on Saturday, 1 December 2018.
Stay up to date with their time in New York by following our social media channels.
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Enjoy a bird's eye view across the town, buy tickets and get all the information you need to enjoy your visit
Explore the landscape of this peaceful park, the hunting grounds of the Prince Bishops of Durham
The ticket office is open and the whistle’s polished, all that’s needed to depart is you! We acquired Weardale Railway in 2020 because we wanted to preserve an exciting and important part of North East’s history.