Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries

Event Date: 
18 Nov 2018 to 21 Jan 2019





On view for the first time in North America, the recently restored Valois Tapestries, a unique set of 16th-century hangings, are unveiled in "Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries." These fascinating and enigmatic tapestries were commissioned by Catherine de’ Medici, the indomitable queen mother of France, to celebrate the royal Valois dynasty against a backdrop of great political strife and social upheaval. This film explores the steps taken to clean and repair the Valois Tapestries.


The Uffizi Galleries and the Cleveland Museum of Art are profoundly grateful to Friends of the Uffizi and their major benefactor, Mrs. Veronica Atkins, for their generous support of the restoration of the Valois Tapestries.