2007 News Story

Saudi Embassy hosts exhibit of 19th century Orientalist paintings

Through the end of November, the Saudi Embassy in Washington is hosting an art exhibition of 19th century Orientalist paintings that will be open to the public.

The exhibition, titled “19th Century Orientalist Paintings from the Collection of Terence Garnett,” features 12 works by Jean-Leon Gerome, Ludwig Deutsch and Gustav Bauernfeind from the private collection of Garnett, a noted technology investor and art collector. The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with Garnett and Sotheby’s, which produced a catalog of the paintings.

“I am pleased that the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia is hosting this exhibition,” Saudi Ambassador to the US Adel A. Al-Jubeir said. “The paintings by Gerome, Deutsch and Bauernfeind provide viewers today with a glimpse of the sights that greeted these artists on their travels, in essence a 19th century snapshot of the Middle East.”

After a private opening on November 8, the exhibition is open to the public during regular business hours from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm from November 9 to 30, 2007, except holidays. Entrance is free.