His Majesty the King inaugurated the exhibition "Among Gods and Men. Classical Sculptures from the Albertinum in Dresden and the Museo del Prado"

From left to right, Carlos Zurita, Duke of Soria, President of the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado; Martin Roth, General Director of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden;  HM the King; César Antonio de Molina, Minister of Culture;  Plácido Arango, President of the Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado; Charo Otegui, President of the Seacex and Wolf-Ruthart Born, the German Ambassador in Spain.

From left to right, Carlos Zurita, Duke of Soria, President of the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado; Martin Roth, General Director of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; HM the King; César Antonio de Molina, Minister of Culture; Plácido Arango, President of the Board of Trustees of the Museo del Prado; Charo Otegui, President of the Seacex and Wolf-Ruthart Born, the German Ambassador in Spain.

    HM the King inaugurated today the exhibition Among Gods and Men. Classical Sculptures from the Albertinum in Dresden and the Museo del Prado in which the Prado presents for the first time outside Germany the key works of one of the best collections of historical sculpture in Europe, the Skulpturensammlung Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. The exhibition, labelled by the Directors of both institution as exceptional, due to the fragility of the works and transportation difficulties taking into account the dimensions and weight of many of the pieces, runs through 12 April.

    Monday 17 November 2008

    Thanks to the sponsorship of the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado and with the collaboration of SEACEX, the State Society for Cultural Activities Abroad, the Museo del Prado has been able to organize this important exhibition devoted to classical sculpture which is a unique oppportunity to see, for the first time in Spain y after many years without being publicaly on display, works of the importance of Dresden Boy by the School of Polyclitus, , the Dresden Zeus and the Lemnia Athena, both by Phidias, and the Dresden Maenad, together with a group of works from the Prado’s own sculpture collection. Given the importance of this collaborative project between Dresden and Madrid, the exhibition will be presented next yeat at the Japanisches Palais in Dresden.

     
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