The Classical Art Society is dedicated to the study of the art of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean world, encouraging interest in the art of the ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan, Roman, and Byzantine cultures.
The Classical Art Society, founded in 1986, is committed to enhancing the museum's outstanding collection of ancient and Byzantine art, which includes premier holdings of stone and bronze sculpture, coins, glass, jewelry, mosaics, and a world-famous collection of Greek vases.
Annual series of lectures presented by distinguished scholars from September to May
Past topics include:
Marcus Aurelius and Portraits of Power
Griffins and Gorgons: The Greek Encounter with the East
Egypt and the Minoan World
Continuity and Change in Late Antique Art
Gala to mark the opening of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art
Reception to mark the 25th anniversary of the Classical Art Society
The loan and display of a Marcus Aurelius statue from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin
The publication of a museum catalogue on the museum's collection of ancient art
Member international study trips to Berlin, Turkey, Sicily, Crete, and Northern Italy
Curator-led trips to museum exhibitions, auction houses, and galleries throughout the United States
3 days 2 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago OPENING TOMORROW—Jacques-Louis David’s "Napoleon"
French painter Jacques-Louis David created the quintessential image of Napoleon in 1812 and this rare loan provides occasion to highlight related works in the Art Institute's own collection as well as an interactive digital reconstruction of the artist's sketchbook
3 days 23 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago #TBT 1924: An old favorite—The Art Institute included German Shepherds as part of our crackerjack security team from the 1920s until the 1940s. Here we see guard dogs Billo and Bella posing with their handler, along with a few paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.