Re-Mastering the Masters: The Classical Tradition

  • Oct 18, 2009 – Feb 7, 2010
Installation view: Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2010.

Classical and Classicism are terms used in art history to describe a work’s style, motifs, or subject matter. The terms can refer specifically to the artistic traditions of ancient Greece and Rome or have broader connotations and denote the influence of these early civilizations on subsequent periods of art. It is this latter meaning which is explored in this focused exhibition drawn from the museum’s permanent collection. As visitors to the exhibition will see, the approach has offered an almost endless variety of models and ideas to artists of all ages.

We have six galleries located on the first and second levels of the museum, view our gallery map.