2017 May: Michelangelo and Sebastiano Exhibition


Michelangelo & Sebastiano (15 March - 25 June 2017)

This exhibition – the first ever to be devoted to the hugely productive creative friendship between Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo – explores the complementary talents and divergent personalities of two great artists. It comprises some 70 works – paintings, drawings, sculptures and letters – by these two artists who became friends when Sebastiano, a young Venetian painter, arrived in Rome and met Michelangelo, then working on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Their friendship lasted over 25 years, unfolding during a remarkably dramatic time for Italy – one of revolution, war and theological schism, but also of great intellectual energy and artistic innovation.

Friends can join a private tour (members only!) on 25 May 2017 at 8.45 am - email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.