“The winner, by unanimous decision… ” The Boxer and Victory has the sound of a glove-raising conflict in the ring. But swap that for a different arena and substitute conflict for culture, and you’re closer to the must-see manifestation of co-operation and Classical artist with The Boxer and Victory at Brescia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site New Capitolium.
Italian Capital of Culture
Brescia and Bergamo have come together as the Italian Capital of Culture. It reflects the cultural vibrancy that emerged between the two cities during the pandemic.
To celebrate this, the City of Brescia and Fondazione Brescia Musei, along with the National Roman Museum have announced a new outstanding exhibition titled The Boxer and The Victory, which is open for visitors to the city.
The Boxer at Rest – from the Roman National Museum – and the Winged Victory are two outstanding bronzes from the Hellenistic period and the Roman age. Both have undergone conservation treatments and are being displayed for the first time ever together in Brescia, in the Brixia Roman Brescia Archaeological Park
And in timely poetry, it marks the 200th anniversary of the first excavations in Brescia, when both the Boxer at Rest and the Winged Victory were discovered.
The Boxer and the Victory are displayed in the Capitolium in Brescia with a new and spectacular setup curated by the architect, Juan Navarro Baldeweg.
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