Collection of Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin. Photo by Johannes Laurentius.
"Marble statue of Hermes"
The Winnipeg Art Gallery will exhibit Hermes, a marble statue from the 2nd century AD.
Greek and Roman antiquities come to Winnipeg Art Gallery
A major show of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses – Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin – will open at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in April.
The first major exhibition of classical antiquities in the city in 50 years, it will feature Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Poseidon, Zeus and other figures dating from the 5th century BC to the 2nd century AD.
The gallery is one of only two North American venues to present the work as part of a partnership with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museums), which has one of the world’s finest collections of ancient art.
The last major exhibition of classical antiquities at the Winnipeg gallery was The Treasures of Tutankhamun in 1964.
Olympus, which runs to March 2016, will display some 160 works, including jewelry, bronze statuettes, terracotta vases and marble statues.