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Giambologna's Cesarini Venus

September 26, 1993 – May 15, 1994
West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 11, 12, 17

Installation view of Giambologna's Cesarini Venus, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: A focus exhibition featured the Cesarini Venus by Giambologna as well as other works in bronze by the sculptor. Loans came from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence; the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the National Trust, Anglesey Abbey, England. The Cesarini Venus had been recently restored and was on loan from the Embassy of the United States of America, Rome, the first time the marble had left Italy since it was created.

Organization: Guest curator was Anthony Radcliffe of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, a leading author on Giambologna and the 1993-1994 Samuel H. Kress Professor at the National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA).

Attendance: 184,797

Brochure: Giambologna's Cesarini Venus, by Anthony Radcliffe. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1993.

Other Venues: Musei Capitolini, Rome (only Cesarini Venus), July 6–August 31, 1993

Bologna, Giovanni
Flemish, 1529 - 1608