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March Brings International Hellenistic Exhibition Debut

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This March, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, are offering, "Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World" exhibit.

The exhibition marks the first international large-scale presentation, that displays about 50 ancient bronze artifacts from the 4th century B.C. to the 1st century A.D. from the Mediterranean region.

As a J. Paul Getty Museum press release describes of the exhibit, "is especially remarkable for bringing together works of art that, because of their rarity, are usually exhibited in isolation. When viewed in proximity to one another, the variety of styles and techniques employed by ancient sculptors is emphasized to greater effect, as are the varying functions and histories of the bronze sculptures."

"Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World" will be on display in Florence, Italy between March 14th until June 21st. The exhibition will then travel to Los Angeles and is open from July 28th until November 1st. It will then be presented in Washington, D.C. between December 6th until March 20th. Additional information can be found at: www.palazzostrozzi.org, www.getty.edu and www.nga.gov.

(Photo source: J. Paul Getty Museum)