Saturday, March 16, 2013

PAST: SCULPTURE: "The Dying Gaul" Ancient Roman Masterpiece on loan from the Capitoline Museum in Rome, on view at the National Gallery of Art West Building from THURS, Dec 12th - SUN, March 16th, Free

Image from the NGA site : Dying Gaul, marble, overall: 94 × 186.5 × 89 cm  (37 × 73 7/16 × 35 1/16 in.),
Sovrintendenza Capitolina - Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy
Now at the National Gallery of Art West Building 
"The Dying Gaul: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome"
On view Thursday, December 12th - Sunday, March 16th

Created in the first or second century AD, the Dying Gaul is one of the most renowned works from antiquity. This exhibition marks the first time it has left Italy since 1797, when Napoleonic forces took the sculpture to Paris, where it was displayed at the Louvre until its return to Rome in 1816. A universally recognized masterpiece, the Dying Gaul is a deeply moving celebration of the human spirit.  Part of The Dream of Rome and 2013—The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, which is organized under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic by The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, in collaboration with the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.

National Gallery of Art
West Building Rotunda
6th & Constitution Ave NW
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