See Ancient Greek Artworks in New Emotional Exhibition at Onassis Cultural Center

See Ancient Greek Artworks in New Emotional Exhibition at Onassis Cultural Center

Heads of Achilles and Penthesileia, Marble, 2nd century AD, copy of a Hellenistic original. Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, BS 298, BS 214 (©Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig. Photography by Rüdi Habbeger)

The Onassis Cultural Center New York is one of Onassis Foundation USA’s major initiatives to promote Greek culture to the general public. 

This Midtown space engages visitors of all ages with fascinating exhibitions and events, meant to entertain as well as encourage dialogue. Programs and exhibitions are free of charge to all to make the experience as accessible as possible.

Onassis Cultural Center New York works with museums, scholars and curators from all over the world to create powerful art exhibitions.

Beginning March 9, Onassis Cultural Center will be showcasing two new exhibitions, “A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC-200 AD” and “Black Frames.”

In “A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC-200 AD,” more than 130 ancient artworks from world-renowned museums such as the Acropolis Museum, Louvre, Vatican Museums and many others, take you straight to the heart of emotions. See theatrical masks, vase paintings, life-size statues, coins, amulets and more will be on view to the public—many for the first time in the United States! 

“Black Frames,” by Jannis Varelas, was specially commissioned by the Onassis Cultural Center New York to be displayed with “A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC-200 AD.” This diptych is made from mixed media on canvas and is inspired by a line from Plato’s “Alcibiades” – “And if the soul is ever to know herself, must she not look at the soul?” Combining realistic and abstract elements, “Black Frames” delves into the relationship between self and society—the idiosyncratic and the communal. 

Both exhibitions will run through June 24, 2017. 

The Onassis Cultural Center New York is located in Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Ave., btw E. 51st & E. 52nd sts.

The Gallery is open for the exhibitions on Monday-Wednesday from 10am-6pm, Thursday from 10am-9pm and Friday-Saturday from10am-6pm. The Gallery is closed on Sunday. 

Free public tours are offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1pm. No reservations are required. 

Free admission for all. Wheelchair accessible.

Visit the Onassis Cultural Center New York’s website for more information.

Installation view of "A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD." (©Joseph Coscia, Jr.)

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