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Object in Focus : The Orpheus Relief Project
This project involves the public exhibition and interdisciplinary study of an important but little-known ancient marble relief sculpture with vestiges of ancient painting, which is in the David M. Robinson Memorial Collection of Greek and Roman Art at the University of Mississippi Museum. Mark Abbe, assistant professor of ancient art at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art serves as designer of the project, which will involve working with UGA’s Center for Applied Isotope Studies, department of chemistry and department of classics.
The youthful figure of Hermes, the Greek messenger god, survives from a larger, three-figured composition depicting the god escorting Eurydice to the Underworld during her final parting from Orpheus. This larger composition, known as the Orpheus Relief, is one of the most celebrated examples of Greek sculpture from the High Classical period, ca. 450–400 B.C.
The resulting research may be tracked at the blog http://orpheusrelief.wordpress.com/
The project participants will jointly present the result of their interdisciplinary research at a public lecture and discussion at the Georgia Museum of Art on March 28, 2013, at 5:30 p.m.
The museum is closed Mondays.
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The Georgia Museum of Art is a non-profit art museum that is a part of the University of Georgia. The museum's permanent collection features many paintings, drawings and decorative items, specifically a collection of American paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, American, European and Asian prints and drawings on paper from the 16th through 20th century, Southern decorative arts, Asian art and Italian Renaissance paintings. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum exhibits traveling works of art. It also offers kids programs and tours that are tailored to meet the specific interests of each group, as well as a museum shop that sells books, posters, stationery, jewelry, home decor, music, clothing and games. The museum is available to rent for special events and private parties.