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Have an affinity for the ancient? Become a DMA Friend

and earn badges and points when you visit the Museum

to view ancient art. Earn the Body Beautiful Badge

by coming to the exhibition and collect the Ancient

Mediterranean Art Badge when you visit the DMA’s

ancient art galleries five times. Learn more about DMA

Friends at DMA.org/friends.

ONGOING

Resources and Responses

Enjoy a seating area at the end of the exhibition stocked with

books and other resources to further investigate ideas about

beauty and ancient Greece. Also, share your thoughts about

what makes a person beautiful.

Bite-Size Tour

Explore male and female beauty in the DMA’s collection with

a self-guided tour available at the end of the exhibition.

MAY

Special Event: Museum Directors

in Conversation

Saturday, May 4, 3:00 p.m.

Lecture tickets are $5. Purchase your ticket online at

DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, and

Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of

the Dallas Museum of Art, will discuss current trends in

museums and best collecting practices for museums, and

share insights into the life of a museum director.

After the talk, be sure to visit The Body Beautiful in Ancient

Greece, which was organized by the British Museum. If you are

a DMA Friend, check in to both the lecture and the exhibition

to earn a special badge and 500 points. Not a DMA Friend?

Sign up for FREE at a kiosk when you arrive at the DMA.

Presented by the Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology

RELATED

PROGRAMS

May 5–October 6, 2013

First Tuesday: Heroes in Training

Tuesday, May 7, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a fun-filled family day just for children ages 5 and

under with art projects, tours, story time, and gallery

activities inspired by The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece.

Gallery Talk

Wednesday, May 8, 12:15 p.m.

Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk

A special exhibition ticket is required for this talk.

Join Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of

Ancient and Asian Art, for an overview of The Body Beautiful

in Ancient Greece.


MAY continued

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Friday, May 17, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

Be transported to Mount Olympus as you join us for an

evening exploring the heroes and myths of ancient Greece.

Enjoy films, art activities, performances, tours, and more!

Come to Late Night dressed as your favorite Greek hero, and

if you are a DMA Friend you can earn the May Midnight

Masquerade Badge and 450 points.

Late Night Lecture: Gods and Heroes in Greek Art

7:00 p.m.

The Greeks imagined their gods looked like human beings,

although the gods were immortal and mankind was not; this

humanist world view led to artworks of superb beauty and

emotional appeal. In connection with The Body Beautiful

in Ancient Greece, Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green

Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, will discuss Greek

sculptures and vase paintings that express this Greek ideal of

heroic humans, especially the male nude figure.

Late Night Special Performance: Klytemnestra:

The Original Subversive Female

A New Chamber Opera presented by

Divergence Vocal Theater

9:00 p.m.

Join Houston’s Divergence Vocal Theater, an ensemble

dedicated to multidisciplinary contemporary music theater

works, for a presentation of a new chamber opera based on

the Greek heroine Klytemnestra from Aeschylus’ Agamemnon.

The chamber opera explores the story of the murderous

queen through performances by a vocalist, pianist, violist,

and dancer.

Arts & Letters Live: Distinguished Writers

event featuring Margaret Atwood

Friday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

$35 adults, $15 students

Margaret Atwood, an internationally celebrated novelist, poet,

literary critic, and essayist, will discuss her accomplished

body of work and her creative process. In conjunction with

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, she will also address

the influence of Greek myth and art on her writing.

JUNE

Gallery Talk

Wednesday, June 5

12:15 p.m., Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk

A special exhibition ticket is required for this talk.

Join Lyle Novinski, Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History,

University of Dallas, for an overview of The Body Beautiful in

Ancient Greece.

Arturo’s Art & Me: It’s Greek to Me

Wednesday, June 5, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., or

Thursday, June 6, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., or

Saturday, June 8, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

$5 per participating child; to register, visit DMA.org/tickets.

For 3–5 year olds and a favorite grown-up! Adults and young

children will explore the works of art in The Body Beautiful in

Ancient Greece, read a related story in the galleries, and do an

art-making activity in the Art Studio.

An Illustrated Course: The Body Beautiful

in Ancient Greece

Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27

7:00–8:30 p.m. each evening

Course tickets are $40 for the public, $30 for DMA Partners and

seniors, Free with 6,500 points for DMA Friends*. Purchase your

ticket online at DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.

*DMA Friends can receive a free ticket to this program by

redeeming the Body Beautiful Course reward at a kiosk.

You must use 6,500 points to redeem this reward.

The DMA’s stellar exhibition from London’s British Museum

surveys some of the Greek world’s greatest surviving

masterworks. In this two-lecture illustrated course, the DMA’s

Eugene McDermott Director, Maxwell L. Anderson, will

offer an in-depth exploration of the subjects, context, and

significance of many of the objects in the exhibition, and how

they offer insight into the worldview of Greek peoples from

prehistory through the Hellenistic period.

Wednesday, June 26:

Painting and Decorative Arts

Vase paintings and jewelry

Thursday, June 27:

Statuary and Sculpture

Sculptures, bronzes, and terracottas

Recommended Reading

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece exhibition catalogue is

on sale at the Museum Store. Course registrants will receive

a 20% discount on the publication.


JULY

Gallery Talk

Wednesday, July 10,12:15 p.m.

Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk

A special exhibition ticket is required for this talk.

Join Donald G. Kyle, Professor of History and Classical

Studies, University of Texas–Arlington, for a talk on

athletes, Olympians, and ancient sports in The Body

Beautiful in Ancient Greece.

AUGUST

Summer Film Series: Love, War, and Myth

in Ancient Greece

Thursdays, August 1–22, 7:00 p.m.

Film tickets are $5. Purchase your ticket online at

DMA.org/tickets or by phone at 214-922-1818.

Gods, heroes, and mere mortals make up the tumultuous

history of ancient Greece. Celebrate the special exhibition The

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece with a film series featuring

tales of ancient contests, passionate love, epic battles waged in

the shadow of the Parthenon, and contemporary retellings of

the classic stories.

August 1: Ulysses (1954)

August 8: Jason & the Argonauts (1963)

August 15: Clash of the Titans (1981)

August 22: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Gallery Talk

Wednesday, August 14, 12:15 p.m.

Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk

A special exhibition ticket is required for this talk.

Join David Davies, Assistant Professor of English and Adjunct

Professor of Classics, University of Dallas, for a look at The

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece through comedy, tragedy,

and classical epics.

SEPTEMBER

Gallery Talk

Wednesday, September 11, 12:15 p.m.

Meet at the main Visitor Services Desk

A special exhibition ticket is required for this talk.

Join Melissa Dowling, Associate Professor of History and

Director of Classical Studies, Southern Methodist University,

for the history of The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece.

Meaningful Moments: Body Beautiful

Tuesday, September 17, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Free with reservations; to register, call 214-922-1251

or e-mail access@DMA.org.

Designed for individuals with early stage dementia and

their family members or caregivers, this program allows

participants to talk about objects in The Body Beautiful in

Ancient Greece and experience an art-making activity in the

Art Studio.


SEPTEMBER continued

Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Friday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.–midnight

Join us for an evening celebrating The Body Beautiful in

Ancient Greece and explore ideals of beauty across time and

cultures. Enjoy a special dance performance created by the

Dallas Black Dance Theatre, talks, readings, films, and a

Creativity Challenge.

Late Night Lecture

7:00 p.m.

Join Joan Connelly, Professor of Classics at New York

University, as she discusses the works of art featured in The

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece.

Homeschool Class for Families:

Ancient Greece

Thursday, September 26, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

$5 per participating child for DMA Partners,

$8 per participating child for the public

To register, visit DMA.org/tickets.

Parents and children ages 6–12 will learn about works of art

together in The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece, participate in

hands-on activities, and create a work of art in the Art Studio.

OCTOBER

Exhibition Closing Weekend

Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6

Be sure to see The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece

before it leaves Dallas.

Special Event featuring

Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Saturday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents a new work that explores

the beauty of the human figure throughout cultures and time,

inspired by The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece and works in

the DMA’s collection.

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum is a collaboration between the British Museum and

the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition in Dallas is supported by an anonymous donor. Air transportation is provided by

American Airlines.

DMA.org

The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas

through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Images (details): Marble statue of a discus thrower (diskobolos), Roman period, 2nd century AD, after a lost Greek original of about 450–440 BC; Marble sphinx,

probably a support for a table, Roman, about AD 120–140, from Monte Cagnolo, outside Lanuvium, near Rome, Italy; Parian marble statue of Aphrodite, Roman period,

version of a Greek original of the 4th century BC, from Ostia, Italy; Black-figure neck amphora, Greek, 520–510 BC, from Vulci, Italy

All Images © The Trustees of the British Museum (2013). All rights reserved.

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