The Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg is premiering Bernini and the Roman Baroque Saturday. It’s the first new exhibition of 2022, arguably the most significant show at the MFA since it re-opened 17 months ago. According to museum director Kristen Shepherd, this exhibition – celebrating the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) and other artist...

Cortona competes with two more famous contemporaries. Open any guide-book and, to reduce fame to a crude word-count, the Bs have it: Bernini and Borromini. Or vice-versa. Part alphabetical/alliterative coincidence perhaps, part their biographically fascinating rivalry, Bernini and Borromini have tended to push Pietro da Cortona, Rome’s third Baroqu...

Friday, December 10, 6-7pm EST. In Italian - Online & In-Person. Register here. NB: This event is in Italian. Collina Italiana - 1556 Third Avenue, Suite 603, New York, NY. We need proof of vaccination for in-person participants. For online participants, you will receive the Zoom link after registering. The first impression anyone has when looking...

One of Rome's greatest treasures - the Cornaro Chapel with its sculptural masterpiece by Baroque genius Gian Lorenzo Bernini - has been restored to its dazzling glory. nThe chapel, part of the S. Maria della Vittoria church, contains one of Bernini's most celebrated sculptures, the Ecstasy of St Teresa, completed in 1652. The chapel is a favourite...

The Rape of Proserpina is a masterpiece by the great Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, on view inside Rome’s Borghese Gallery.  It was commissioned by cardinal Scipione Borghese, a patron of the arts, and executed between 1621 and 1622. Bernini was only 23 years old when he executed the sculpture.   The subject of the sculpture is taken from O...

It’s an exciting summer at the museum! "Bernini & the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from the Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia" brings to the museum 50 works by more than 40 artists that will, for the duration of your museum visit, magically transport you to the artistic milieu of Italy during the 1600s. The exhibition explores the impact of Gian Lorenzo Bern...

Gian Lorenzo Bernini is one of Italy’s most renowned and valued artists, known as the greatest exponent of the baroque style and as an undisputed genius with a wide range of abilities. His works are legendary, from the churches to the grandiose fountains that decorate Rome’s piazzas, to the sculptures executed for Cardinal Borghese. But there is a...

August 18 at 7pm EDT, Presented by Toni McKeen. $10. Toni will discuss GianLorenzo Bernini's wide, varied body of work, including his many famous beautiful fountains, statues and busts, and of course his work in St. Peter's and the Vatican. Register here Toni is a lover of all things Italian and loves to share what she has learned from her studies,...

Rome has restored the Albertoni Chapel, including the celebrated sculpture of Blessed Ludovica Albertoni by Baroque master Gian Lorenzo Bernini, at the church of S. Francesco a Ripa in the Trastevere district of the capital. The restoration and cleaning of the chapel and Bernini's marble sculpture was carried out over the last six months by the Rom...

Never mess with Cupid. He is easily offended. When Apollo, the god of sun and music, of poetry and art, mocked Eros (Cupid), the god of love and desire, taunting him as the lesser archer, Cupid decided he would prove Apollo otherwise. So he shot Apollo with a golden arrow, making him fall hopelessly in love with the river nymph Daphne; at the same...