Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus
and commissioned artworks by Maria Zervos and Kostas Ioannidis
March 24 through June 18, 2016
Onassis Cultural Center NY
Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Avenue
(entrances on 51st and 52nd Streets between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
From March 24 through June 18, 2016, the Onassis Cultural Center NY will present Gods and Mortals at Olympus: Ancient Dion, City of Zeus, exploring the relationship between daily life in a city built on the slopes of Mount Olympus and the mythological abode of the gods at the peak. Within an immersive setting, the exhibition features more than ninety artworks and artifacts recently excavated on Olympus—mosaics, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, coins, glass, and implements—dating from the tenth century BCE to the fourth century CE. Gods and Mortals at Olympus will be open to the public free of charge as the inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated galleries of the Onassis Cultural Center NY in midtown Manhattan.
Also this spring the Onassis Cultural Center NY will present a season of programs on the theme of Gods and Mortals that includes commissioned artworks by Maria Zervos and Kostas Ioannidis, peripatetic gallery talks with philosopher Simon Critchley, Family Sundays at Onassis, a Secrets of the Past video game, and online resources.
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IMAGE CAPTION: Detail, Mosaic of the Epiphany of Dionysus. Late 2nd – early 3rd century CE. Stone tesserae. H. 59 in; W. 86.6 in (H. 150 cm; W. 220 cm). From Dion. Villa of Dionysus, Symposium Hall. Archaeological Museum of Dion. Photo © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Ephorate of Antiquities of Pieria, and Dion Excavations. Courtesy Onassis Cultural Center NY.