March 23, 2018–July 22, 2018 | Gallery 125

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Guido Cagnacci’s Death of Cleopatra, painted in oil on a canvas over five feet wide, will be the centerpiece of this tightly focused exhibition. The painting, which normally hangs in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan, is one of Cagnacci’s most intriguing and important works. This exhibition will introduce museum visitors to a great Italian painter little known outside his homeland, and present a painting as beautiful and provocative  today as it was in the middle of the seventeenth century, when it was made.