Gods in Color: Polychromy In The Ancient World, At The Legion Of Honor

Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco


Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection in Frankfurt, ancient sculpture in vibrant color continues at the Legion of Honor Museum through January 7, 2018. Defying the idea of the stark white marble of antiquity, the exhibition, Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World, is the result of over 30 years of groundbreaking research of ancient sculpture by international scientists and archaeologists. Nearly 40 reproductions of well-known Greek and Roman artworks painted in brightly colored authentic pigments will be juxtaposed with ancient statues and carved reliefs from Legion of Honor collections. Museum hours are Tuesdays–Sundays, 9:30am–5:15pm.

Through January 7, 2018
415.750.3600   legionofhonor.org
Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

Tickets: Adults, $25; Dual exhibition tickets allows access to KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic Encounter, $35. Student, youth & senior discounts available. Members and children five & under, free. Legionofhonor.famsf.org/legion/visiting

Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Reconstruction of a crouching lion from Loutraki


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