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Sculptures and paintings from around the world
Paintings by Caravaggio, sculptures by Bernini and other works of huge importance to the early Roman Baroque are on view together for the first time ever at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We've thoroughly selected each masterpiece and prepared great guided tours for our visitors. Let this website give you an impression of what awaits you at the temporary exhibition.
Between 1600 and 1650, Rome was an influencing art centre attracting many talented artists. In Rome, new ideas appeared – instigated by Caravaggio (1571–1610) and continued by Bernini (1598–1680), then went on to affect the rest of Europe.
Caravaggio and Bernini are famous for creating images of persons that were true to life. They depicted humans in motion to follow what moved them from the inside, the humans‘ feelings. This connection between reality and emotion was new in those ages and became signature of the Baroque era.
Our set of guided tours of the exhibition opens a dialogue between sculptures and paintings. It reveals how Caravaggio and Bernini were understood by their contemporaries.
The most important pieces of art made by two masters are brought together in The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the first time. It's a limited-time exhibition, as most of the masterpieces are temporarily moved to our museum from other institutions.
Be inspired by incredible works of Bernini and Caravaggio in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 5 rooms, 5 different time periods, more than 100 masterpieces with ample description of each item. You are welcomed to see them for yourself.
Admiring the paintings and sculptures will be incomplete without the interesting stories told by our guides. We do not focus on dates, but on interesting events, telling you all the most interesting things that we know about each painting and sculpture.
Hurry up! The exhibition changes over time.
Carefully study this website and select the tour that suits you best by the date and time. Please note that the exhibition will last only 4 days, and the number of tickets is limited.
We also want to draw your attention to the fact that tickets are sold on pre-order only through this official site. If you see tickets for the Bernini and Caravaggio exhibition somewhere else on sale, please let us know and in no case buy tickets there. Most likely, they are fake, and you will not be able to use them to enter the museum.
On this website, you can purchase tickets to such guided tours:
- Grand opening;- Adult group;- Family tour;- Closure event.
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November 10, 2019
Pre-registration is required
Up to 12 people
November 11, 2019
The duration is 2 h approx.
For parents with kids
November 12, 2019
Registration is mandatory
November 13, 2020
Pre-registration is required
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