Created in the first or second century AD, the Dying Gaul is one of the most renowned works from antiquity. This exhibition, opening today, December 12, marks the first time it has left Italy since 1797, when Napoleonic forces took the sculpture to Paris, where it was displayed at the Louvre until its return to Rome in 1816. A universally recognized masterpiece, the Dying Gaul is a deeply moving celebration of the human spirit.
The exhibition is organized by Roma Capitale, Sovrintendenza Capitolina – Musei Capitolini, and the National Gallery of Art, together with the Embassy of Italy, Washington.
It is part of “The Dream of Rome and 2013—The Year of Italian Culture in the United States”, which is organized under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic by The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, in collaboration with the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.