WHAT: Following its huge success at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York, this compelling exhibition on how the ancients expressed their emotions through art is now showing at the Acropolis Museum.
“Emotions” is a narrative exhibition which sheds light on the unseen world of emotions in the personal, social and political life of antiquity. To view the exhibition is to embark on a tumultuous voyage into the soul of Man, whose passions are here expressed through the filter of ancient art. Exhibits from the world’s greatest museums tell stories of emotions in ancient Greek art through the gaze of the Acropolis Museum. Many of the exhibits are unique art-works which are on display in Greece for the first time. Many more from Greek museums are basking in the light of international interest for the first time.
The exhibition is divided into five main sections: The first is entitled “The Art of Emotions—Emotions in Art”. The second section, “The Spaces of Emotions” is divided into five sub-sections: “Private space”, “The Battlefield”, “Public space”, “Sacred spaces” and “The place of Death”. The remaining three sections are as follows: “Conflicting Emotions”, “Uncontrolled Emotions” and “Medea”. The exhibition also includes 11 videos which accompany exhibits and use text and images to narrate the complex, dramatic myths depicted on the pottery and help fill in the background for visitors.
Entrance is €3.
WHEN: Until November 19. (Opening hours: Monday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Acropolis Museum, Ground Floor, Dionisiou Areopagitou 15, tel: 210.900.0900, www.theacropolismuseum.gr
Insider Weekly, August 23, 2017.