Emotions exhibition Acropolis Museum
Lekythos with the Suicide of Ajax ca. 460 BC. Terracotta, Red-figure, attributed to the Alkimachos Painter, Attica Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

EMOTIONS at the Acropolis Museum

Where: The Acropolis Museum
When: 18th July – 19th November, 2017
Why Go: Insights into the ancient world and the emotions that ruled it

Emotions, the exhibition from the Onassis Cultural Center New York arrives in Athens exploring the unseen world of emotions in the personal, social and political life of antiquity. An unusual archaeological exhibition that focuses on the portrayal of the ‘ethos of the soul’ in 129 ancient art-works.

The exhibition will be displayed in a new tailor made setting, developed by the Acropolis Museum in collaboration with the architect, Eleni Spartsi. The general oversight of the updated display has been undertaken by the President of the Acropolis Museum himself, Professor Dimitris Pandermalis.

Emotions exhibition Acropolis Museum

Wall Painting with Scene from the Sacrifice of Iphigeneia ca. 62-79 AD. Fresco on Plaster, Pompeii, Casa del Poeta Tragico, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

Curated by: Angelos Chaniotis, Professor of Ancient History and Classics in the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and a member of the Board of the Onassis Foundation’s affiliate organization in the US; Nikos Kaltsas, honorary director of the National Archaeological Museum; and Ioannis Mylonopoulos, assistant professor of Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology at Columbia University. An Onassis Foundation initiative, staged in collaboration with the Acropolis Museum.

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