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This show brings together five millennia of masterworks in bronze from Asia, Africa and Europe.

Rare pieces including a Danish bronze and gold chariot from the 14th century BC, ancient Chinese ritual vessels, and Etruscan masterpieces, will help celebrate the enduring artistic medium of bronze, an alloy consisting mainly of copper.

Also included will be pieces by Renaissance masters of the bronze-casting process such as Ghiberti, Donatello and Cellini, and more modern works by Rodin, Brancusi, Matisse, Picasso, Jasper Johns, Moore and Bourgeois. The exhibition covers the themes animals, gods, human figure, relief, heads and objects to demonstrate the awesome power of the medium across the ages.

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Mon – Thu, Sat – Sun, 10am – 6pm
Fri, 10am – 10pm
Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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