About the Exhibition
October 6, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The Body Beautiful In Ancient Greece features more than 120 priceless objects from the British Museum’s famed collection of Greek and Roman art. Iconic marble and bronze sculptures, vessels, funerary objects, and jewelry are among the treasures that explore the human form, some dating back to the second millennium BC. The Portland Art Museum will be the first venue in the United States to present this exhibition. Make your plans now to see The Body Beautiful.
London’s British Museum is one of the oldest and most celebrated museums in the world with a collection of more than seven million objects exploring human history and culture from its beginnings to the present.
Organized by the British Museum and curated by Ian Jenkins and Victoria Turner. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full color catalogue.
This Exhibition has been made possible by the collaboration of the British Museum and Portland Art Museum .