Caravaggio′s Judith and Holofernes
April 20, 2023 - August 20, 2023
Bell Family Decorative Arts Court (Gallery 333)
Few paintings capture Caravaggio’s genius for emotional drama better than Judith and Holofernes (c. 1599). Unlike typical renderings of this biblical subject, Caravaggio (1571–1610) depicted the climactic moment when Judith slashes the neck of her enemy, Holofernes. Now you can witness the drama yourself when this glorious yet chilling masterpiece travels to Mia from Rome.
Judith and Holofernes, on loan from the Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica (Palazzo Barberini, Rome), showcases Caravaggio’s signature elements: intensely illuminated figures looking so real they all but burst beyond the frame. The exhibition includes fourteen artworks from Mia’s collection that offer various interpretations of the Judith story, from her anguish to her allure.
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Mia guides are stationed in the gallery through August 13, on Tuesdays through Sundays, 1-2 pm, and Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm.