Chicago Subway Turned into Trojan Horse by Field Museum for ‘The Greeks’

trojan-horseThe Chicago Red Line stop was turned into a Trojan horse replica, by the Field Museum, as part of the promotion campaign for the exhibition “The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great.” In fact the astonishing replica was erected over the station staircase, while two guards dressed in full ancient Greek attire, are stationed near the staircase.

The Trojan Horse was created by the local design shop Illumivation Studios and it is expected to remain in place at the Chicago Red Line stop entrance, near Chicago Avenue and State Street, until the end of December.

The Field Museum of Natural History and the National Hellenic Museum (NHM) are currently co-presenting the extraordinary exhibition of ancient Greek antiquities entitled “The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great.”

This is the first time the two museums have co-presented a project of this magnitude. The museums decided to partner around the exhibition to take advantage of the unique attributes of each institution. Together, they offer Chicagoans an unprecedented chance to experience both the exhibition and its links to the Greek-American experience.

The exhibition is organized under the leadership of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. The Field Museum is hosting The Greeks, while new permanent and temporary exhibits at the NHM will complement the traveling exhibition, as will a variety of lectures, demonstrations, and other education programs linking the development of Greek civilization to its deep impact on the American way of life.