“A world of emotions: Ancient Greece 700BC-200AD,” the exhibition that took place from March 9-June 24, 2017 at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York, has claimed one of the two audience awards given each year by the Global Fine Art Awards.
More than 49,000 people had the opportunity to admire the exhibition in New York, while more than another 40,000 had that same opportunity in the Acropolis Museum in Athens, where the exhibition traveled from July 18-November 19, 2017, at the Onassis Foundation’s initiative.
The Global Fine Art awards are a top annual project, brought together to acknowledge and honor the most expertly curated art ad design exhibitions on the world stage, be they organized as museum or gallery events, biennials, or public exhibitions.
Having taken shape by a team of distinguished curators, the “A world of emotions: Ancient Greece 700BC-200AD” exhibition included vessels, sculptures (from life size sculptures from the Acropolis, to memorial reliefs), theatricals masks, charms, coins and anathemas, as well as additional works of art, dated during a time period stretching from the early 8th century BC, up to the 2nd century AD.
Many of the exhibits were presented in the United States for the first time, and some of them traveled for the first time beyond the Greek borders. In all, 130 masterful artifacts shed light on emotions within the ancient Greek civilization and everyday life highlighting on the one hand their importance in understanding ancient Greek art, literature, history, politics, social values, religion, and on the other hand the time-transcending value of emotions in our lives to this day.