Art Speaks: The Fascinating History of the Reclining Pan
Thursday, December 17 | noon–12:30 pm |
In addition to being a compelling work of art, the Reclining Pan sculpture has led an interesting life shaped by influential people. The marble started out as part of a second-century Roman monument. It was rediscovered during the Renaissance, and an unknown sculptor in the orbit of Michelangelo—perhaps Francesco da Sangallo—fashioned the figure of Pan, which was later purchased by one of the most powerful popes of the Baroque age. Centuries later, the pope’s heirs were allowed to sell the sculpture due to legislation enabled by Benito Mussolini.
This virtual program will take place via Zoom and will include opportunities for participants to ask questions in the chat box. Attendees’ mics and cameras will not be activated.
Attendees must register to receive the Zoom link. Capacity for the live program is limited.
A recording of the program will be available on the Museum’s YouTube channel in the weeks following.