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The White Lie: Color in Antiquity   NEW!

How did we come to believe that Ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture was meant to be white marble? The evidence of color on sculptures and buildings has been there from the beginning. Yet, most art historians chose to ignore it. Instead, scholars for centuries glorified the purity and idealism of ancient forms in white marble. Today, abundant new research, aided with new technologies, and forceful reconstructions of ancient art is completely rewriting art history. 

Join us for this colorful exploration of Ancient Greek and Roman art, as they were intended to be: painted with bright colors, dizzying patterns, trompe-l’oeil skin tones, gilded, and decorated with accessories of every detail.
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