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
30 min 37 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago BACK ON VIEW—Renoir’s delightful homage to youth and springtime returns after a year off view. This Impressionist masterpiece has long been one of our most popular works.
See Two Sisters in Gallery 201.
2 days 22 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago BACK ON VIEW—Jules Breton’s Song of the Lark was considered at one time the most popular painting in America, according to a poll conducted in 1934. It was Eleanor Roosevelt’s favorite work of art and it even saved Bill Murray’s life when he had almost given up. Quite a list of accomplishments!
See it back on view in Gallery 222.