Dr Ian Jenkins OBE, Senior Curator at the British Museum, has responsibility for the ancient Greek collections. He led the installation of the Parthenon Information Galleries, as well as the refurbishment of the Greek Galleries and was Project Curator for ‘Defining Beauty: the Body in Ancient Greek Art’, The British Museum’s major exhibition last year. This talk will introduce the subject of the body in art and show how the ancient Greeks represented the human body, both as an object of beauty and a bearer of meaning and will explore how works from this period influenced artists for many hundreds of years.
Advance booking required. Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions. Refunds will only be given up to 14 days prior to the event.
Thurs 21 January 2016, 1.00pm
£6 adults | £4 Friends
Image Credit: Figure of Dionysos from the east pediment of the Parthenon © Trustees of the British Museum
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