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

A workshop in November 2017 launched our project: it brought together art historians, collectors, critics and artists in order to examine what the classical artistic legacy means for 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 in spring 2018: The Classical Now. The exhibition is split across two sites in central London – the newly renovated Bush House Arcade and Somerset House.
Date: 2 March –28 April 2018
Location: Somerset House & Bush House.

 

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COMPETITION

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

 

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PROJECT OVERVIEW/LAUNCH WORKSHOP

Friday 10 November 2017

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