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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

Things with Wings

Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2005Sunday, November 26, 2006
Time
12:00 AM–12:15 AM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Things with Wings


This small exhibition explores the various winged gods and hybrid creatures in ancient Greek art. The Greeks conceived of messenger gods like Hermes and Iris as winged, so they could go anywhere and swiftly deliver their messages to gods and mortals alike. In the medieval world, angels became the winged intermediaries between God and humans. Personifications of abstract concepts, such as Love (Eros), Victory (Nike), Sleep (Hypnos), and Death (Thanatos), could also appear as winged humans. The wings of monsters like griffins, sirens, and sphinxes enhanced their terrifying appearance but also protected the beings they guarded. The installation presents 31 objects, which include Greek bronze and marble statuettes, vases, and gems.

Add to Calendar 10-12-2005 00:00:00 11-26-2006 00:15:00 15 Things with Wings This small exhibition of 31 objects, including bronze and marble statuettes, vases, and gems, explores the various winged gods and hybrid creatures in ancient Greek art. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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