“Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

14 December 2015
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Torso of a youth (2nd-1st cc. B.C.) from the Vani archeological site will be out on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, starting from December 13th, 2015.

The Exhibit from the Georgian National Museum collection is part of a major exhibition "Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World". The touring exhibition was first presented at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (March 14 - June 21, 2015), and later it was exhibited at the Los Angeles J. Paul Getty Museum (July 28 - November 1, 2015).

The exhibition hosts some of the most important masterpieces of the ancient world from many of the world's leading archaeological museums including the British Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Galleria Uffizi and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Florence, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Vatican Museums and the Georgian National Museum, which  represented bronze torso of a youth discovered at Vani settlement (west Georgia).

The following exhibition was organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, with the participation of the Tuscany's directorate general for archaeology and it represents one of the largest expositions of this kind.

Participation in the exhibition is due to the long–term collaboration of Georgian National Museum and J. Paul Getty Museum (Cooperation project includes joint scientific and technical studies of the ancient metals).

Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington will last until March 20, 2016.

As soon as, the Georgian National Museum Otar Lordkipanidze Vani Museum-Reserve will finish its large–scale reconstruction works in 2016-2017, the bronze torso of a youth will be returned at the original place.