Sunday, September 29, 2013 to Sunday, January 5, 2014
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery
The Cleveland Museum of Art's ancient bronze sculpture Apollo the Python-Slayer from about 350 BC is the subject of a focus exhibition in 2013. The Apollo is the only surviving bronze version of this famous sculptural type described by the first-century Roman author Pliny the Elder. The exhibition and accompanying book will examine the famous sculpture from a number of perspectives—from its technical features and iconography to its importance for understanding the legacy of Praxiteles. Its acquisition by the Cleveland Museum of Art ensures that the sculpture will continue to be studied within a broad art-historical context.