"Masterpieces from the Museum of Capodimonte in Naples, from Renaissance to Baroque" Exhibition

National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo

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As indicated by its name, which means top of the hill, the Museo di Capodimonte actually is on the top of a hill in Naples. It is renowned as one of the finest museums in Italy. The museum's collections center on works assembled by the Farnese family in the 16th century. The first half of the exhibition introduces works collected by the Farnese family from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, while the second half focuses on 17th century Neapolitan painting. In total, the exhibition consists of approximately 80 paintings, sculptures, decorative art works, and drawings.

Lectures:
July 24th (Sat) 14:00 – 15:30
Shinsuke Watanabe (Curator, NMWA) “Painting in Rome and Naples during the Baroque Period”
August 14th (Sat) 14:00 – 15:30
Hiromasa Kanayama (Associate Professor, Keio University) “An Invitation to Italian Baroque Architecture”

NB: Lecture content may change without notice.

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From 2010-06-26 To 2010-09-26
Open on July 19th, August 16th, September 20th (Mon), closed on July 20th, September 21st (Tue)

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