Friday, January 27, 2012

Exhibition: Goddess of Love and Beauty Takes Center Stage

From BUToday:
Goddess of Love and Beauty Takes Center Stage
MFA show first ever devoted to Aphrodite

Valentine’s Day may be more than a month away, but a new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts is already celebrating the goddess of love and desire, Aphrodite.

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love is billed as “the first ever exhibition dedicated entirely to the goddess” who was known as Aphrodite to the ancient Greeks and Venus to the ancient Romans. Drawing on more than 150 objects culled from its own impressive collection of Greek and Roman classical antiquities, most notably, Head of Aphrodite (Bartlett Head), from 330-300 BC, the MFA show also features 13 pieces on loan, most from Rome and Naples and most never before on view in the United States.
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