"INSPIRED BY ANTIQUITY"
From the masters of the Renaissance such as Michelangelo and Botticelli to the Romantic painters of the 19th century,
the art of ancient Greece and Rome has inspired artists for over 2,500 years. As Picasso painted the Minotaur
repeatedly and modern artist Cy Twombly inserted ancient Greek words into his paintings, antiquity continues to act
as a key impetus for contemporary artists.
“Inspired by Antiquity” will parallel the Field Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition "The Greeks: From Agamemnon
to Alexander the Great", on display from November 2015 through April 2016. While “The Greeks” sheds light
on the fascinating history of ancient Greece and Rome, “Inspired by Antiquity” illustrates the unbroken line
of inspiration in art from ancient times to the present.
HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY specializes in contemporary paintings, works on paper, textiles, sculpture and photography featuring Chicago-based artists, as well as internationally known artists from Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean Region. Located in the River North Art District in Chicago, the gallery is at the corner of Wells and Superior.
716 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312.852.8200 or 630.699.0900
Tuesday – Saturday
12 pm to 6 pm
or by appointment
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