The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece
LocationThe Dallas Museum of Art 1717 N. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75201
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As we learned from the movie 300, those ancient Greeks were ripped. No surprise, then, that plently of the artwork originating in the age of antiquity is concerned with the human form. This particular traveling exhibit is organized around ten different themes—"Aphrodite and the Female Body," "Athletes," "Outsiders," "The Male Body Beautiful," "The Divine Body," "Herakles: An Ancient Superman," "Birth, Marriage, and Death," "The Human Face," "Sex and Desire," and "Character and Realism"—and draws exclusively from the British Museum's extensive collection of Greek and Roman sculpture that date back as far back as the second millennium B.C. Don't miss Diskobolos, the iconic marble carving of the discus thrower (you've seen it). This is the very first time it's on view in the United States.