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Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color

Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color

Jul 6, 2022 @ 10:00 amMar 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY

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$25 (suggested), free/ages 12 & under

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Did you know Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture was once colorful? Learn the colorful backstory of polychromy (“many colors” in Greek) in an exhibit highlighting cutting-edge scientific methods used to identify ancient color and examining how color helped convey meaning in antiquity.⁣⁣
Presented alongside original Greek and Roman works representing similar subjects are reconstructions of ancient sculptures in color, as well as a new reconstruction of The Met’s Archaic-period Sphinx finial. The reconstructions are the result of a wide array of analytical techniques, including 3D imaging and rigorous art historical research. ⁣⁣
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