Opening Thursday, October 3rd, from 12PM - 1PM
The Art Institute’s collection houses one of the very few bronzes to have survived from antiquity—a monumental bronze statue of the god Dionysos on long-term loan to the museum. While its arresting beauty and imposing scale are immediately apparent, equally fascinating aspects of the sculpture are hidden away. Join conservator Rachel Sabino for a discussion of the recent technical studies on this important object, revealing new information about its dramatic history, ancient casting methods, and previous restorations.
Free with museum admission
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Image: Hellenistic or Roman; Eastern Mediterranean. Statue of Young Dionysos, 100 BC/AD 100. Anonymous loan.