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February 10, 2020

Cy Twombly: Making Past Present

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American artist Cy Twombly’s engagement with classical Mediterranean culture, especially the art and poetry of ancient Greece and Rome, played a central role in his creative process. This exhibition explores Twombly’s lifelong fascination with the classical world through evocative groupings of his paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture made from the mid-20th to the early 21st century, tracing an imaginative journey of encounters and responses to ancient texts and artifacts. The presentation includes ancient sculpture from the artist’s personal collection, on public display for the first time. Curated by Richard Rand and Scott Allan. 

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