Back to Classic

Ancient Greece reconsidered

8 February to 26 May 2013

The Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung has shed new light on ancient Greece in an extensive exhibition entitled “Back to Classic”. Featuring some eighty outstanding works—bronze sculptures, vases, paintings, terracottas and painted figural vessels—this large-scale exhibition and research project has provided a new means of access to the history of the art and culture of Greek Classicism in the fifth and fourth century BC.

Along with reconstructions developed especially for the show, these objects have demonstrated the tremendous innovative impetus underlying the aesthetic and intellectual developments of that age. Greek Classicism is regarded as the foundation of the values and culture shared by the countries of Europe, and as such has continued to have an extraordinary impact on European culture to this day. In the Frankfurt exhibition, original masterworks of Greek bronze sculpture and painting—among them spectacular new finds from Porticello and Brindisi—have offered a different, unadulterated picture of classical art.

Curator Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Brinkmann (Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung)
Assistant curator and project management Salvatore Mancuso
With support from Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain
Media partner Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main