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The Art of Looking—Greek Goddesses Reconstructed & Deconstructed


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LACMA | BP Grand Entrance
Free and open to the public

Wealthy ancient Greeks and Romans considered it their civic duty to dedicate statues of gods and goddesses to decorate their cities. This discussion will focus on how two Roman sculptures of the goddesses Athena and Hygieia might have been used, decorated, and seen in antiquity. We will then look at their history and conservation as we trace their path to the museum’s gallery. Engage in a lively conversation and debate on viewing ancient art by contemporary audiences.

Join LACMA's director of school and teacher programs Veronica Alvarez for this discussion.