• Adoration of the Magi :: c.1340
  • Artist: Master of the Blessed Clare of Rimini, Italian
  • Repository: Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Walters Art Museum: Heroes! Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece

The exhibition Heroes! Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece will present one of the central figures of ancient Greek culture: the Hero.  Greek heroes were primary characters in a complex mythology, subjects of local religious worship, and models for the ancient citizens.  To the Greeks, however, they were not fictional characters, but mortals who had lived and died, and were worthy of worship.  The lives of the heroes and heroines were a constant presence in daily life, since artists represented the mighty deeds, and the challenges that beset heroes, on both monuments and everyday objects.

The exhibition will feature objects from U.S. and European museums as well as pieces from the Walters' collection.  Heroes! will travel to The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville from January 29 - April 25, 2010, the San Diego Museum of Art from May 22 - September 5, 2010, and the Onassis Cultural Center in New York City from October 5, 2010 - January 3, 2011.

Exhibition Dates: October 11, 2009 - January 3, 2010

Learn more on the Walters Art Museum website: http://thewalters.org/

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