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Past exhibition

Masters of Olympus

Trois visage de statues de marbre de dieux grecs dans la pénombre.

Their names might be familiar—Zeus, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Dionysus, Hermes, Hades and Asclepius—but do you know the stories behind this pantheon?

The exhibition plunges the visitor into the legends of the gods and goddesses worshipped in ancient Greece. It sheds light on the roles and powers of each, as well as the links that unite them.

These myths have been represented in sculpture and painting for centuries. The exhibition highlights several of these millennia-old works such as a statuette of the god Apollo dating from the first century BC.

All the objects presented in the exhibition come from the Greco-Roman collections of the Collection of Classical Antiquities in Berlin (Antikensammlung Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin).

Designed and produced by Musées de la civilisation from the collections of the Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu BerlinCe lien ouvrira dans une autre fenêtre (Berlin Antiquity Museum). With the collaboration of the Secrétariat à la Capitale-Nationale, Air Transat, Tourisme Québec, Quebec City Tourism, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, official hotel, and Le Soleil daily newspaper. We would also like to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage for its support through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program.