The National Gallery of Art, the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC, present one of the most sensual paintings of the Italian Renaissance—Titian's Danaë (1544–1545). On view through December 31, 2014, the exhibition celebrates the occasion of Italy’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is organized by the National Gallery of Art and the Embassy of Italy, Washington, together with the Capodimonte Museum, Naples, and the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage for the City and the Museums of Naples and the Royal Palace of Caserta. Generous support of the exhibition is provided by INTESA SANPAOLO bank. Additional support is provided by Berlucchi and Ferrero.
Hear remarks by Franklin Kelly, deputy director, National Gallery of Art; His Excellency Claudio Bisogniero, ambassador of Italy; Massimiliano Cattozzi, executive vice president and general manager, Intesa Sanpaolo, New York branch; Kelly Keiderling, U.S. principal deputy assistant secretary of state, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; and David A. Brown, curator of Italian paintings, National Gallery of Art.