Olympian Gods: From the Dresden Sculpture Collection
November 17, 2018 to February 17, 2019

For the ancient Greeks, ornate and imposing statues signified the presence of the gods and symbolized power and ideal beauty. At the time of the Roman Empire, sculptors copied Greek models and conveyed an aura of education and scholarship. To this day, these works continue to express grandeur and charm. The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden hold one of the most important collections of ancient sculptures in Germany. The Museum Barberini is presenting ancient works representing the most important Olympian gods, including statues that are so well-known that they have been named after the location they are held, such as the Dresden Zeus. These masterpieces showcase the evolution of Greek sculpture and illustrate ancient mythology with its tales of gods and the conventional way they were depicted.

In cooperation with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.