Saturday, 25 May 2013

Brit. Museum in Texas

If you're wondering what's happened to The British Museum's famous marble Discus Thrower - a 2nd Century AD Roman copy of a lost Greek original -, it's gone to the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas until 6 October. DMA has come up with the catchy title: The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum (CLICK). It goes on to state that DMA is the first US museum to show this "international touring exhibition of more than 120 objects exploring the human form through exquisite works exclusively from the British Museum’s famed collection of Greek and Roman art". Treasures on display include marble and bronze sculptures, fine painted pottery, funerary monuments, terracotta and gold jewelry. Usually entry to DMA is free, but it will charge $16 for admission to this special exhibition. My advice to my American readers is to hotfoot it down to DMA. This is a golden opportunity.


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