- Posted September 13, 2012 by
San Antonio, Texas
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Goddess of Love: Aphrodite at San Antonio Museum of Art
One of the top destination cities in the country, San Antonio is known for The Alamo, Riverwalk, history and Latin-American culture. But it's an incredibly art-centric city as well. I got a sneak preview of "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love," a new exhibit opening to the public this Saturday, September 15 and showcasing 125 pieces on loan from the Museum of Fine Art in Boston - with a few very special pieces from from the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples, Italy.
Known today as the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, or Venus to the Romans, was one of the most powerful Greek divinities and a favorite subject in ancient art. This groundbreaking exhibition reveals this most popular ancient goddess in her roles as instigator of sexual desire, patroness of brides, seafarers and warriors, agent of political harmony, adulterous seductress, and mother to mischievous Eros.
The exhibit runs through February 17, 2013 with plenty of associated events along the way. Gallery talks, lectures, educator workshops, performances and sketching classes are scheduled throughout the upcoming months; and the first Sunday of each month is free for families.
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215
For more information, visit the SAMA website at www.samuseum.org.