The Wrath of the Gods
focuses on Peter Paul Rubens’s masterpiece, Prometheus Bound
, a singular vision of pain, torment, and creative struggle. This unprecedented exhibition places the work—one of the most important and beloved in the Museum’s collection—in conversation with paintings, drawings, and prints that inspired it. Highlights include Michelangelo’s Tityus
, perhaps the artist’s most famous drawing, and Titian’s Tityus
, the largest nonreligious painting on canvas of the Renaissance. The Wrath of the Gods
brings together these and other pivotal works, offering a fresh opportunity to delve into the creative process of one of art history’s most important figures.