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Aphrodite and the Gods of Love at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love
San Antonio Museum of Art
September 15, 2012 through February 17, 2013

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love open at the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) this Saturday, September 15, 2012. The exhibit featured 125 statues, vases, terracotta and bronze figures, mirrors and jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with a seven works from Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples.

Aphrodite, or Venus, is know today at the goddess of love and beauty. She was know to the Romans as one of the most powerful ancient Greek gods and a preferred subject in ancient art.

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love reveals this popular ancient goddess in her roles as instigator of sexual desire, patroness of brides, seafarers and warriors, agent of political harmony, adulterous seductress, and mother to the mischievous Eros.

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Exhibit Events

Members’ Opening Champagne Reception: Aphrodite and the Gods of Love
Thursday, September 13, 2012
6:30 till 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for SAMA members

Members’ Preview Day: Aphrodite and the Gods of Love
Friday, September 14, 2012
10 a.m. till 9 p.m.
Free for SAMA members

Lecture: Aphrodite and the Gods of Love by Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art, MFA Boston
Friday, September 14, 2012
6 till 7 p.m.
Free with Museum admission

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