On this day in 1588, the great artist Paolo Caliari, known as Paolo Veronese, died. Veronese was an Italian Renaissance painter, based in Venice, known for large-format history paintings of religion and mythology. The artist is considered one of the great painters of the Late Renaissance.
NOMA's new exhibition, "Veronese in Murano," features two Renaissance masterpieces by the celebrated artist. NOMA is honored to be the second and final venue for the paintings, titled "St. Jerome in the Wilderness" and "St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter," on view April 19 through September 3, 2018. The exhibition was organized by The Frick Collection in honor of the full restoration of the works by Venetian Heritage, and with the generous support of BVLGARI. Though known to scholars, the paintings’ remote location in a church in Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice known today for its glassmaking studios and shops, made them difficult to access and study. "Veronese in Murano" marks the first time the restored masterworks have been exhibited outside Italy since their creation 450 years ago. #nomaveronese