Tags for: Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo
  • Special Exhibition

Apollo the Python-Slayer (detail), formerly Apollo Sauroktonos (Lizard-Slayer), c. 350 BC. Attributed to Praxiteles (Greek, c. 400 BC–330 BC). Bronze, copper, and stone inlay; 150 x 50.3 x 66.8 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2004.30.a

Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo

Sunday, September 29, 2013–Sunday, January 5, 2014
Location:  010 Focus Gallery
Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery

About The Exhibition

The Cleveland Museum of Art's ancient bronze sculpture Apollo the Python-Slayer from about 350 BC is the subject of a focus exhibition in 2013. The Apollo is the only surviving bronze version of this famous sculptural type described by the first-century Roman author Pliny the Elder. The exhibition and accompanying book will examine the famous sculpture from a number of perspectives—from its technical features and iconography to its importance for understanding the legacy of Praxiteles. Its acquisition by the Cleveland Museum of Art ensures that the sculpture will continue to be studied within a broad art-historical context.

Support for the exhibition and publication provided by Malcolm E. Kenney.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.