Climbing through De Chirico

Panoramic installation view of Giorgio De Chirico installation

Installation view of Myth and Archaeology in the Work of Giorgio De Chirico. Photo: Amy Wike

The Phillips’s elliptical stairway is freshly installed with sculpture and drawing for Myth and Archaeology in the Work of Giorgio De Chirico, on view through June 15 and in celebration of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States. These early works demonstrate how the artist used figures from mythology, archaeological artifacts, and historical events to create images that suggest an alternate, mysterious reality.

Phillips employees unpack and place the works featured in the exhibition.

Phillips employees unpack and place the works featured in the exhibition. Photos: Sarah Osborne Bender

Sculpture by De Chirico, as viewed from above and below in the Phillips's stairwell.

Sculpture by De Chirico, as viewed from above and below in the Phillips’s stairwell. Photos: Amy Wike

Gold sculpture by Giorgio De Chirico

Installation view of Myth and Archaeology in the Work of Giorgio De Chirico. Photo: Amy Wike