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The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Greek and Roman Artworks Travel to Oregon!
Start Date: 10/25/2012Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 10/25/2012End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
Dr. Ann M. Nicgorski
Willamette University
Chair & Professor of Art History and Archaeology
Faculty Curator, Hallie Ford Museum of Art
anicgors@willamette.edu

This fall, the Portland Art Museum is hosting a blockbuster exhibition of Greek and Roman art entitled The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece (October 6, 2012 to January 6, 2013). There are over 100 exquisite objects in this exhibit, which are all on loan from the renowned British Museum in London.

This lecture provides an overview of the exhibition with a focus on its key themes and selected, noteworthy objects, such as the iconic Discobolus, or discus-thrower, from the 5th century BCE, which will be making its first trip to the United States.  In addition to several other large-scale works of stone sculpture, the exhibit also features smaller figurines in a variety of media, as well as numerous vases with figural decoration. Key themes include the human body and face; character, portrait and realism; gods and goddesses in human form; athletes and Herakles-superman; birth, marriage, sex, and death; and composite human-animal creatures of mythological legend, such as the famous Theban sphinx.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Law School  (View Map)
245 Winter Street SE
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6380
Room: 201 -- Paulus Lecture Hall
Contact Information:
Name: April Miller
Phone: 503.370.6920
Email: cmiller@willamette.edu
Marble Statue of a Discus Thrower (diskobolos) Roman period, 2nd century AD
Admission / Ticket Info:
FREE
Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University’s Center for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (CASA)

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