Exhibitions

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

Sep 9, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018

Organized by the National Sporting Library & Museum and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art exhibition features Greek vases and sculpture from the 8th through the 4th centuries BCE drawn from a private collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and other museum collections. The exhibition and accompanying publication explore the significance of the horse in ancient Greek culture, the superb horsemanship skills of the ancient Greeks, and imagery of the horse in ancient myth, war, sport, and competition. From some of the earliest examples of the horse in Greek art, to stunning examples of black and red-figured vases, the objects on view illustrate ancient equestrian life.

Venues:
National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, Virginia, September 9, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, February 17 – July 8, 2018

Attributed to the Swing Painter (Greek, Attic)
Black-figured Amphora, c. 540-535 BCE
terracotta, 19 3/8 inches high
Private Collection

Attributed to the Swing Painter (Greek, Attic)
Black-figured Amphora, c. 540-535 BCE
terracotta, 19 3/8 inches high
Private Collection