Arts Just As We Thought!
posted by July 18 at 12:52 PMon
Parts of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise—a masterwork of Renaissance sculpture—are coming to Seattle.
Back in May, I noted here on Slog that the Art Institute of Chicago’s web site named Seattle Art Museum as a stop for the famed gilt panels, which have never before been seen in North America and will only be in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, and Seattle before returning to Italy, where the government says they will not travel again.
SAM sent out its press release this morning for the traveling show, tentatively scheduled to make its Northwest visit January 26 through April 6, 2008.
In the show are three original panels and four sculptures, two before restoration and two after.
It will be a classical moment: Also on view at SAM during that time will be Roman Art from the Louvre (February 21-May 11, 2008).