The Dying Gaul: An Ancient Roman Masterpiece from the Capitoline Museum, Rome

December 12, 2013 – March 16, 2014

West Building Rotunda

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    Dying Gaul, 1st or 2nd century AD, marble, Sovrintendenza Capitolina - Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. Photo by Rob Shelley

     

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    Dying Gaul (detail), 1st or 2nd century AD, marble, Sovrintendenza Capitolina – Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. Photo by Rob Shelley.

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    Dying Gaul (detail), 1st or 2nd century AD, marble, Sovrintendenza Capitolina – Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. Photo by Rob Shelley.

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    Dying Gaul (detail), 1st or 2nd century AD, marble, Sovrintendenza Capitolina – Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. Photo by Rob Shelley.

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    Dying Gaul (detail), 1st or 2nd century AD, marble, Sovrintendenza Capitolina – Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. Photo by Rob Shelley.

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    Dying Gaul (detail), 1st or 2nd century AD, marble, Sovrintendenza Capitolina – Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. Photo by Rob Shelley

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    Dying Gaul (detail), 1st or 2nd century AD, marble, Sovrintendenza Capitolina – Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy. Photo by Rob Shelley.

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

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.

Organization: Organized by Roma Capitale, Sovrintendenza Capitolina – Musei Capitolini, and the National Gallery of Art, together with the Embassy of Italy, Washington.
 
It is 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.

Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.

Image: Dying Gaul, marble, overall: 94 × 186.5 × 89 cm (37 × 73 7/16 × 35 1/16 in.), Sovrintendenza Capitolina - Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy