Of Heaven and Earth
The divine collection.
"Christ and the Adulteress," ca. 1508–10, by Titian. Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (181) © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection Photo courtesy American Federation of Arts
Image courtesy of Oklahoma Museum of Art
Opens Thursday, Aug. 22
The masterpieces in Oklahoma City Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition have stood the tests of time. They’re about to be tried on the road. Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums opens Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. A collection of work by Botticelli, Titian, Bellini and others giants of Italian art tours to Oklahoma City, where it will remain on exhibit through Nov. 17, before moving on to Edmonton, Canada; Syracuse, N.Y.; Milwaukee; and Santa Barbara, Calif. That journey, however, will be brief in comparison to the miles these works have already seen – Of Heaven and Earth brings together paintings from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and neoclassical periods up to the late nineteenth century. The result is a fascinating study of Italian art spanning half a millennium and all from the halls of the Glasgow Museums in Scotland. OKCMOA hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursday) and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15-$12. Read more at www.okcmoa.com.