Another exhibition has fallen victim to the Covid-19 virus. Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave, set to open 18 April and run until 30 August at the Legion of Honor of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, has been postponed because shipment of key loans were halted by Italy's nationwide lockdown.
Bacchus--stuck in Italy
"While the safety and well-being of the population of Italy is what is on our minds at the moment, we remain positive about bringing the exhibition to San Francisco at a later date," the museum's director, Thomas P. Campbell, says in a statement to The Art Newspaper.
The museum is hoping that the show can be presented "later this spring," once travel restrictions are lifted, but acknowledged that no one knows when that might be. For now, nothing additional is planned for the museum's special exhibitions galleries. "We are hoping for just a slight delay," a spokeswoman says.
The museum adds it will consider other exhibition possibilities "if this goes beyond late spring". The next major show, which has not yet been announced, is about Rembrandt and was scheduled to begin in October.