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NEW EXHIBITION BY THE ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER NEW YORK

MoveArt took over the packing, boxing and shipping to New York for all of the archaeological exhibits coming from Greek Museums for the new exhibition by the ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER NEW YORK.

NEW EXHIBITION BY THE ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER NEW YORK, A WORLD OF EMOTIONS: ANCIENT GREECE, 700 BC – 200 AD, BRINGS THE CLASSICAL WORLD TO VIVID LIFE, WHILE RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE EMOTIONS IN TODAY’S SOCIETY On View March 9 – June 24, 2017

Distinguished Guests Including Actress Fiona Shaw and Author Judith Thurman to Join Hosts Simon Critchley and John Freeman for Public Conversation Series in the Gallery

Cross-Disciplinary Spring Season Dedicated to the Theme of Emotions Will Also Feature a Commissioned Work by Multimedia Artist Jannis Varelas, Family Programs, Free Guided Tours, and a Special Concert of Byzantine Hymns for Holy Week

NEW YORK, NY, January 31, 2017 — On March 9, the Onassis Cultural Center New York will bring to vivid life the emotions of the people of ancient Greece, and prompt questions about how we express, control, manipulate, or simulate feelings in our own society, by presenting its groundbreaking exhibition A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD. On view through June 24, 2017 exclusively at the Onassis Cultural Center New York, where admission is always free, the exhibition brings together more than 130 masterpieces from some of the world’s leading museums—including the Acropolis Museum, Athens; National Archaeological Museum, Athens; Musée du Louvre (Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities), Paris; British Museum, London; and Musei Vaticani, Vatican City—to explore the ideas and attitudes of people in classical antiquity toward emotion and the ways in which the emotions were depicted, revealing how some are strikingly familiar to us and some shockingly alien. Although ancient Greece is often said to have been flooded with the light of reason, A World of Emotions lays bare the far different reality addressed in the Iliad, whose very first word is menis: wrath. Developed by a team of esteemed guest curators, A World of Emotions will feature vase paintings, sculptures (ranging from life-size statues from the Acropolis to relief carvings from cemeteries), theatrical masks, amulets, coins, and votive offerings, among other artifacts from the early 7th century BC (the traditional date of the Iliad) to the late 2nd century AD. Many will be on view in the United States for the first time, and some 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 own personal, social, and political lives, while helping to advance the relatively new field of the history of emotions. Accompanying the exhibition to create a spring season dedicated to the theme of emotions will be a cross-disciplinary constellation of other artworks, programs, and events. A vibrant large-scale diptych painting, Black Frames, commissioned from multimedia artist Jannis Varelas will be installed on the Art Wall in the Onassis Cultural Center New York’s atrium space. Philosopher Simon Critchley and author John Freeman will host the peripatetic conversation series Let’s Walk, engaging celebrated guests such as actress Fiona Shaw and author Judith Thurman in discussions in the gallery. A regular schedule of guided tours and family programs will be provided, and on April 3, in collaboration with the Axion Estin Foundation, the Onassis Cultural Center New York will host a concert of Byzantine hymns for Holy Week, performed in the gallery. In a lighter vein, illustrator Brooke Barker, author of the bestselling Sad Animal Facts, will produce a series of drawings spinning off emotions for the spring season, which will be posted weekly on the Onassis Cultural Center New York’s website and social media and displayed on a video monitor in the gallery foyer…

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