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Zeus, Isis, and Dionysos in Dion at the Foot of Mount Olympus

Dimitrios Pandermalis, president of the board of directors, Acropolis Museum, and professor of archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. On view from December 13, 2015, through March 20, 2016, at the National Gallery of Art, the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World presents some 50 bronze sculptures and related works, dating from the fourth century BC to the first century AD. They span the Hellenistic period when the art and culture of Greece spread throughout the Mediterranean and lands once conquered by Alexander the Great. In this lecture recorded on March 17, 2016, Dimitrios Pandermalis shares ruins and finds from recent excavations of Dion, the sacred site at Mount Olympus dedicated to Zeus, father of the ancient Greek gods. Discoveries include altars, sanctuaries, temples, dedications, and inscriptions to Zeus, Dionysos, and Isis, testifying to the importance of the gods and goddess during the Hellenistic era. This program is coordinated with Eleftherios Ikonomou, ARTSetc. Intercultural Dialogues, Berlin, with generous funding from the Goelet Corporation, New York.

Released: March 29, 2016