Kallos: Retracing the Definition of Beauty at the Cycladic Museum
What: The Museum of Cycladic Art celebrates beauty through 300 exceptional antiquities from Museums and Collections in Greece and abroad. The ancient Greek word Kállos essentially means beauty and is associated with both the female and the male sex. However, the concept of Kállos in its ultimate dimension is not a word signifying merely beauty. It is an ideal that was developed in ancient Greek thought, expressed through poetry, lyrics and in texts of philosophers. They describe it as a combination of the beauty of physical appearance with the virtues of the soul. The exhibition in the Museum of Cycladic Art refers to this dimension of Kállos, highlighting the contribution of ancient Greece to the definition of the meaning of “Beauty” through history.
When: From September 27, 2021 to January 16, 2022
Where: Museum of Cycladic Art