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Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome
Sun, 09/29/2013 to Sun, 01/05/2014
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
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Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome presents masterpieces of art from ancient Sicily, an island crossroads that forged a distinctive Hellenic identity. Occupying a pivotal position in Mediterranean history, former Greek colonies such as Syracuse, Gela, Akragas, and Selinos emerged as wealthy city-states, where innovation and experimentation flourished. This exhibition celebrates Sicilian culture of the fifth to third centuries BC, when its art, architecture, theater, poetry, philosophy, and science left an original and enduring stamp on both mainland Greece and Rome. Over 150 objects bear witness to the military and athletic victories, religious and civic rituals, opulent lifestyles, and intellectual attainments that shaped the western Greek world.
Ticketed Exhibition Adults: $15; Seniors: $13; Students (with valid ID): $13; Children 6–17: $7; Children 5 and under: Free; CMA members: Free