The British Museum Spotlight Loan: Troy: Beauty and Heroism
Helen and Achilles are central characters in the story of the Trojan War. Helen is the most beautiful woman in the world. Her abduction triggers the ten-year war, while Achilles' short but glorious life is the tale of one of the greatest Greek heroes. Each is a fascinating and complex figure. Focusing on significant moments from the lives of Helen and Achilles through the themes of beauty and heroism, four objects will tour to Reading, Surrey and Dundee between September 2021 and August 2022. A British Museum Spotlight Loan Troy: Beauty and Heroism features an Etruscan urn, never been on loan before, portraying Helen's abduction by the Trojan prince Paris, while an Athenian amphora shows the brutal side of Achilles. Supplementing these ancient objects are artworks by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) and Pietro Testa (1612-1650). This touring show will convey key events in the story of the Trojan War that define the lives and character of these two figures, as interpreted by ancient and modern artists. Complementing objects on loan from the British Museum will be items from The McManus' collections and loans from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and the University of Dundee. The exhibition is brought to you by: The Trustees of the British Museum. Supported by the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe. Leisure and Culture Dundee. Opening Times: The exhibition runs from Thursday 19th May until Sunday 14th August 2022. Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12.30-4.30pm. Last entry is 15 minutes before gallery closing time. Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Time
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, May 23, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, June 20, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, June 27, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, July 2, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, July 4, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, July 24, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, August 1, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, August 5, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 12:30
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 10:00
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 10:00
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 10:00
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:00
Friday, August 12, 2022 - 10:00
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 10:00
Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 12:30
VenueMcManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum
Event ContactMcManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum
Event Phone01382 307200
Event Contact URLhttp://www.mcmanus.co.uk
Booking requiredNo
Event Linkhttp://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/events/event/30416