This exhibition at Palazzo Massimo is dedicated to monsters, with over 100 archaeological objects such as statues, pottery, weapons, frescoes and mosaics on show.
The mythological beasts depicted include griffins, chimeras, centaurs, sirens, satyrs, harpies, minotaurs, as well as representations of Triton, Gorgon, Pegasus, the Sphinx, and the Hydra of Lerna.
The exhibition explores the myths of the classical tradition that influenced modern and contemporary art, and cinema in particular.
The show comprises loans from international museums in Athens, Berlin, Basel, Vienna, Los Angeles and New York, in addition to artefacts on loan from Italian institutions.
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Mostri. Creature fantastiche della paura e del mito
Museo Nazionale Romano Palazzo Massimo, Largo di Villa Peretti 1, tel. 063996770.