With more than 80 works from private and public collections, this is the first exhibition that focuses on the central role of the horse in ancient Greek art, mythology, and culture from the Geometric through Classical periods (ca. 8th – 4th centuries BCE).
In addition to depictions of horses, the exhibition explores chariots in Greek art as well as mythical horses such as Pegasos and horse-human hybrids such as centaurs and satyrs.
The Horse in Ancient Greek Art is organized by the National Sporting Library & Museum and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
The Horse in Ancient Greek Art is co-curated by Peter Justin Moon Schertz, VMFA’s Jack and Mary Ann Frable Curator of Ancient Art and Nicole Stribling, Curator of Permanent Collections, National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, VA. The exhibition is drawn from loans from public collections and private individuals as well from VMFA’s own collection of ancient art.