Modern Classicisms is a multidimensional research project hosted by the Department of Classics at King’s College London. Our aim is to explore the enduring legacy of ancient Greek and Roman visual culture in contemporary art – as ideal, antitype, or point of departure. The project is run in collaboration with external institutional partners, including the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and Minerva (The International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology).

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WORKSHOP

This workshop will launch our project: it brings together art historians, collectors, critics and artists in order to examine what the classical artistic legacy means for the contemporary artistic practice.
Date: 10 November 2017
Location: Great Hall, KCL, Strand, London.

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EXHIBITION

At the heart of our project is a major exhibition of classical and contemporary art in spring 2018. This will be the inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated Bush House complex in central London.
Date: 2 March –30 April 2018
Location: Bush House, London.

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COMPETITION

We are running a student competition as part of the project – open to students at King’s and the Courtauld. Working with the Cultural Institute at King’s, we seek to involve King’s and Courtauld students in all parts of the project.

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