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A World Full of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD at Onassis Cultural Center New York
March 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
From March 9 through June 24, 2017, the Onassis Cultural Center New York presents A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD, a groundbreaking exploration of emotional life in ancient times and its contemporary reverberations. Prompting questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, the exhibition brings together more than 130 masterpieces from internationally renowned museums—including the Acropolis Museum; National Archaeological Museum, Athens; Louvre; British Museum; and Vatican Museums—many of which will be on view in the United States for the first time, and some of which will be seen for the first time outside Greece. Together, these objects provide a timely opportunity to think about the role of feelings in our personal, social, and political lives, while helping to advance the relatively new field of the history of emotions.
A World of Emotions is the centerpiece of a dynamic spring season at the Onassis Cultural Center New York that includes newly commissioned artwork by artist Jannis Varelas, as well as public programming featuring actress and director Fiona Shaw, philosopher Simon Critchley, and author John Freeman, among others. The exhibition will be on view exclusively at the Center.
WHERE: The Onassis Cultural Center New York is located in midtown Manhattan, in Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Avenue at 51st Street.
WHEN: A World of Emotions is on view Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with extended hours on Thursdays until 9:00 pm, and also open to the public on Family Sundays.
ADMISSION: Admission to the Onassis Cultural Center New York is always free.