Temporary exhibition "εmotions" (18 July - 19 November 2017)

04/07/2017

The Acropolis Museum joins forces with the Onassis Foundation, an organization which has been contributing to Culture and Education for 42 years, in a rare and significant partnership. The end result is co-staging in Athens the “εmotions” exhibition, which scored such a huge success at the Onassis Cultural Center, New York.

Exhibits from the world's greatest museums tell stories of emotions in ancient Greek art through the gaze of the Acropolis Museum. As the Museum's President, Professor Dimitris Pantermalis, explains: "This is an unusual archaeological exhibition which focuses on the portrayal of the 'ethos of the soul' in 129 ancient art-works. Using surprisingly simple but powerful means, the ancient artists depicted bright emotions like desire, love, lust and shame, but also dark passions like madness, fury, revenge and heartbreak".

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