New in the Galleries, The Allure of Venus
The Allure of Venus
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, first floor
Continuing through December 29, 2013
Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and sexuality in Roman mythology, was a favorite theme in Western art from the Renaissance through the Neo-Classical period. This installation includes depictions of Venus riding on dolphins, pulling a thorn from her foot, in her boudoir, and with her consort Mars or son Cupid.