“The Greeks”: major exhibit on ancient Greeks in North America
“The Greeks,” a major new exhibition of Greek antiquities, will be featured in 3 Museums of North America: Chicago’s Field Museum, National Geographic Museum in Washington and in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ontario.
With more than 500 artifacts from 22 Greek museums, the show will be “the most comprehensive exhibition about Ancient Greece to tour North America in a generation,” a news release said.
«The Field Museum and The National Hellenic Museum are collaborating to bring some of Greece’s finest treasures to the United States. This will be the finest exhibit of its type in a generation,» said Richard Lariviere, president of The Field Museum said.
Many of the artifacts have never been exhibited outside Greece, and they will include “the iconic bust of Alexander the Great from Pella, the impressive statues of Archaic-period Kouroi, and golden jewelry from famous tombs” the release said.
Organized by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, the show will first be up in Gatineau, Ontario, then in Chicago and its last stop will be to the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C.
Mark O’Neill, President of the Canadian Museum of Civilization said that «The Greeks» will enhance public understanding of the history of the Greek people and their prodigious contributions to the development of philosophy, democracy and the arts.