A series of antiquities from Greek museums will soon be exhibited in Canada and the United States. 543 different art pieces will travel across the Atlantic from Greece as part of the exhibition “Greeks: from Agamemnon to Alexander the Great.” The exhibition will be hosted in four different museums. Its first stop is the Point a Galliere museum in Montreal on December 12.
This will be the first time that such a large number of exhibits will travel abroad from Greece.
After Montreal, the exhibition will travel to the Museum of Canadian History in Ottawa (May to October 2015), the Field Museum of Chicago (November 2015 to April 2016) and finally to the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC (May to October 2016).
The figures of Greeks, as revealed by excavations through time, is the exhibition’s main topic and spans from the Stone Ages to the Hellenistic Period (6,000 B.C. to the 2nd century B.C.). It is divided into 10 thematic units and depicts the pre-historic Aegean man, the people of the Mycenaic period and their jewelry, the figures of heroes as painted into pottery in the Homeric times (8th century B.C.), all the way to “Aristocrats” from discoveries in noble tombs, and “Athletes,” including the famous disc-thrower from the Ptoos Monument in Voiotia, central Greece.