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The British Museum Spotlight Loan: Troy: Beauty and Heroism

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Helen and Achilles are central characters in the story of the Trojan War. Helen is the most beautiful woman in the world. Her abduction triggers the ten-year war, while Achilles' short but glorious life is the tale of one of the greatest Greek heroes. Each is a fascinating and complex figure. Focusing on significant moments from the lives of Helen and Achilles through the themes of beauty and heroism, four objects will tour to Reading, Surrey and Dundee between September 2021 and August 2022.

A British Museum Spotlight Loan Troy: Beauty and Heroism features an Etruscan urn, never been on loan before, portraying Helen's abduction by the Trojan prince Paris, while an Athenian amphora shows the brutal side of Achilles. Supplementing these ancient objects are artworks by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) and Pietro Testa (1612-1650). This touring show will convey key events in the story of the Trojan War that define the lives and character of these two figures, as interpreted by ancient and modern artists.

Complementing objects on loan from the British Museum will be items from The McManus' collections and loans from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and the University of Dundee.

The exhibition is brought to you by:
The Trustees of the British Museum.
Supported by the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe.
Leisure and Culture Dundee.

Opening Times:
The exhibition runs from Thursday 19th May until Sunday 14th August 2022.
Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12.30-4.30pm. Last entry is 15 minutes before gallery closing time.

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Free.
Promoted By: Leisure and Culture Dundee
Dates
Saturday 2nd July 2022 10:00am
Sunday 3rd July 2022 12:30pm
Monday 4th July 2022 10:00am
Tuesday 5th July 2022 10:00am
Wednesday 6th July 2022 10:00am
Thursday 7th July 2022 10:00am
Friday 8th July 2022 10:00am
Saturday 9th July 2022 10:00am
Sunday 10th July 2022 12:30pm
Monday 11th July 2022 10:00am
Tuesday 12th July 2022 10:00am
Wednesday 13th July 2022 10:00am
Thursday 14th July 2022 10:00am
Friday 15th July 2022 10:00am
Saturday 16th July 2022 10:00am
Sunday 17th July 2022 12:30pm
Monday 18th July 2022 10:00am
Tuesday 19th July 2022 10:00am
Wednesday 20th July 2022 10:00am
Thursday 21st July 2022 10:00am
Friday 22nd July 2022 10:00am
Saturday 23rd July 2022 10:00am
Sunday 24th July 2022 12:30pm
Monday 25th July 2022 10:00am
Tuesday 26th July 2022 10:00am
Wednesday 27th July 2022 10:00am
Thursday 28th July 2022 10:00am
Friday 29th July 2022 10:00am
Saturday 30th July 2022 10:00am
Sunday 31st July 2022 12:30pm
Monday 1st August 2022 10:00am
Tuesday 2nd August 2022 10:00am
Wednesday 3rd August 2022 10:00am
Thursday 4th August 2022 10:00am
Friday 5th August 2022 10:00am
Saturday 6th August 2022 10:00am
Sunday 7th August 2022 12:30pm
Monday 8th August 2022 10:00am
Tuesday 9th August 2022 10:00am
Wednesday 10th August 2022 10:00am
Thursday 11th August 2022 10:00am
Friday 12th August 2022 10:00am
Saturday 13th August 2022 10:00am
Sunday 14th August 2022 12:30pm
Contact
McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum
01382 307200
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