20th- and 21st-Century Art
As part of a major renovation of the museum’s wing dedicated to Art of the Ancient World, the new gallery explores the reception of ancient art by 20th and 21st century artists.
The first of the multiyear rotations features the works of modern master Cy Twombly (1928–2011), alumnus of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, who drew inspiration from Greek and Roman art, myths and poetry. Il Parnasso (1964), an early important painting by the artist and a promised gift to the Museum, is joined by three bronzes and two original plasters on long-term loan from the Cy Twombly Foundation.
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Twombly’s connections to the art of the past will be further explored in an upcoming exhibition, curated by Christine Kondoleon, organized by the MFA and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Cy Twombly: Making Past Present will be on view at the Getty Center from August 2–October 30, 2022 and at the MFA from January 14–May 7, 2023. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, available now from MFA Publications.
20th- and 21st-Century Art Gallery, featuring works by Cy Twombly, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lubin Family Gallery.
Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston