Taking its name from the world's most expensive work of art, the purported lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, the Salvator Mundi Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring all aspects, implications and ramifications from the Salvator Mundi story and art history.
On November 15, 2017, history was made when a painting titled Salvator Mundi, attributed to the great renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, completely shattered all records by selling at Christie's auction house in NYC for just over 450 million dollars. The painting, dated from around 1500 and lost for many years, was thought to be rediscovered in 2005 underneath multiple layers of overpainting, torn and decayed by worm holes. Over the next 6 years it was meticulously reworked and restored led by conservation expert Diane Dwyer Modestini at New York University.
This museum houses one of the largest private collections of art and ephemera surrounding the Salvator Mundi story and regularly mounts exhibitions on a multitude of related areas of study.
The Museum is approximately 45 sqft. in total and is viewable through the exhibition space glass area. Private tours are available on request.
The Salvator Mundi Museum of Art is a part of the contemporary art project Real Salvator Mundi established in 2017 by artist Elliott Arkin
The Salvator Mundi will forever be the subject of much interest, intrigue, mystery, and debate. However, there is only one Real Salvator Mundi (TM).
Board of Advisors:
Lawrence B. Benenson
Dr. Hugh Marlais Davies - Director Emeritus, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Stephane Van Deun& Montserrat Uben
Coco & Ben Van Meerendonk
The Beetles: Salvator Mundi Museum of Art Unveils New Exhibition Showcasing a Pivotal Contributor to Art History
The Salvator Mundi Museum of Art is proud to announce its newest exhibition, "The Beetles," a fresh and innovative showcase that explores one of the most unexpected yet significant contributors to art history. Before John, Paul, George, and Ringo, the most famous “Beetles” in art had only 6 legs, yet their invasions probably caused more screams over time than any concert by the British Fab Four. Set to open on October 18th, this exhibition invites visitors to discover the intriguing role played by Mediterranean wood beetles in shaping the world of art.
The exhibition delves into the extraordinary story of these diminutive wood-boring insects and their enduring impact on art works and the art world. This showcase challenges traditional perceptions and offers a fresh perspective on the intricate connection between nature and art.
Mundi Museum curator Klaus Von Overbech noted, "Art and nature often intersect in surprising ways, and ‘The Beetles’ exhibition exemplifies this phenomenon. We are excited to shed light on the understated role played by Mediterranean wood beetles in art history and to highlight their significance as true contributors to the world of art.”
The exhibition comprises a remarkable collection of artifacts, highlighted by a reenactment of the renowned unrestored Salvator Mundipainting attributed to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci. The subtlety of the beetles' influence on the Salvator Mundi and their impact on its conservation is a fascinating story that the exhibition unveils. Visitors will gain a newfound appreciation for the intricate relationship between art, art historians, and nature.
The exhibition doesn't stop with the art; it offers an enlightening educational science component as well. Dive into the world of Mediterranean wood beetles, learn about their fascinating life cycle, and explore their unexpected impact on art. We even have a giant wood beetle lifelike sculpture. The exhibition includes informative panels, interactive displays, and multimedia presentations that explore the science behind Mediterranean wood beetles and their fascinating lives. It also delves into the techniques employed by art conservators to restore and protect irreplaceable masterpieces.
The Salvator Mundi Museum of Art welcomes all to embark on this enlightening journey through art history. "The Beetles" promises to broaden horizons, providing a fresh perspective on the enduring influence of nature on human creativity.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday, October 18th and runs through the end of the year. The museum is free to all and special guided tours and educational programs are available for schools and groups by contacting the museum; making "The Beetles" an enriching experience for all.
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The Salvator Mundi Museum of Art is open daily from 9am until 10pm. Private tours available upon request.
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144 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231, United States
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Private Tours Upon Request