Musei Capitolini in Rome are lending San Francisco one of their greatest treasures, the remarkable Baroque masterpiece The Medusa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), one of art history’s finest sculptors and a leading figure in Italian Baroque art and architecture. Recent conservation efforts have restored this sculptural triumph to its full glory and revealed previously hidden artistic techniques.
This loan is made possible by Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali di Roma Capitale—Musei Capitolini. George and Judy Marcus are the exclusive sponsors of the exhibition.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, The Medusa, 1640s. Carrara marble. Musei Capitolini, Rome