Alma-Tadema and Antiquity
Temporary Exhibitions, Harrington Gallery
In conjunction with exhibitions in Naples, Italy, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, the Hood Museum of Art has developed a focused display centered on its most important nineteenth-century European, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's (1836-1912) The Sculpture Gallery of 1874. While other venues emphasize the importance of the painting in the context of the artist's nostalgia for the past (the Museo Archeologico Natzionale in Naples) and the legacy of Pompeii and the Roman villa (the National Gallery of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), the Hood's "dossier exhibition" highlights the originality of the subject and its complex construction.
T. Barton Thurber
- Emulating Antiquity: Nineteenth-Century European Sculpture
- Antiquity in Ancient Rome from the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment
- The Allure of Ruins: Views of the Temple of Sibyl at Tivoli across Time