In Search of Classical Greece

Packard Humanities Institute
'Turkish village on the Acropolis' by Simone Pomardi
British Museum, Bloomsbury Thursday April 11 2013 0:00
An exhibition of the travel drawings of classical scholar Edward Dodwell and Italian artist Simone Pomardi, made in Greece in the years 1805-6. At the time, French military occupation prevented travellers visiting Italy on the Grand Tour, and many chose to explore Greece instead. With watercolours and drawings on display, ranging from rural landscapes to Greek antiquities, the exhibition will examine the motivation for such travel as well as its cultural consequences.
Venue name: British Museum
Contact:
Address: 44
Great Russell St
London
WC1B 3DG
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5.30pm; Fri 10am-8.30pm (selected galleries only, ring for details)
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Court Rd/Holborn/Russell Square
Price: Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions
Event phone: 020 7323 8000, bookings 08445 791940