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Cy Twombly | Athens | May 25 - September 3

TAGS: Exhibition, Visual Arts

Curated by Professor Nikolaos Stampolidis, director of the Museum of Cycladic Art, and Jonas Storsve of the Pompidou Center in Paris, the exhibition “Divine Dialogues: Cy Twombly and Greek Antiquity” opens on Thursday, May 25, and runs through September 3. The exhibition is the first in which works by the late American artist inspired by Greek mythology will be shown alongside ancient artworks, resulting a unique and original dialogue between the two. The exhibition includes 27 works representative drawings and sculptures by Twombly, including “Venus” (1975), “Pan” (1975), “Nike” (1981), “Apollo” (1975), “Dionysus” (1975), “Orpheus” (1979), “Aristaeus Mourning the Loss of his Bees” (1973) and “Aphrodite Anadyomene” (1979). These works will converse with a series of ancient artworks, such as a torso of Aphrodite Anadyomene from the Archaeological Museum of Paphos, a relief with representations of Orpheus, Eurydice and Hermes from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, a statue of Dionysus from the Archaeological Museum of Eleusis, a statuette of Apollo and a figurine of winged Nike from the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Opening hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum of Cycladic Art, 4 Neofytou Douka, Kolonaki, tel 210.722.8321-3, www.cycladic.gr

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