The Gods of Olympus travel to New York
Starting March 24, the Onassis Cultural Center NY will present the exhibition “Gods and Mortals at Olympus: , City of Zeus”, exploring the relationship between daily life in a city built on the slopes of Mount Olympus and the mythological abode of the gods at the peak.
The exhibition will feature more than ninety artworks and artifacts—including mosaics, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, coins, glass, and implements—dating from the tenth century BC to the fourth century AD.
Gods and Mortals at Olympus will be open to the public free of charge as the inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated galleries of the Onassis Cultural Center NY in midtown Manhattan.
This exhibit explores the relationship between the people who lived on the slopes on Mount Olympus near the first known altar to Zeus Olympios at Dion and the mythological gods who lived atop its peak.
Among the highlights are artifacts never before seen in the United States and a group of Roman era mosaic panels that have never before been seen anywhere.
The exhibit also explores the new divinities introduced by Alexander the Great during the Hellenistic period.
For more information visit the site of the Onassis Cultural Center NY