The Exhibition of Ancient Greek Art – entitled A History in Images – is presented on the second floor of the Permanent Exhibitions. Ancient Greek Art is one of the most important phenomena of world culture and has decisively contributed to the shaping of the modern Western world’s character and aesthetics.
This long period saw major social and political developments, including the rise of the Greek city-states, the establishment of democracy, and the appearance of the first Mediterranean empires. Each of these developments left its own imprint on art, producing images that reflect different social values and ideologies.
Through approximately 400 exhibits and interactive applications, visitors follow the most important social and political developments, ranging from the birth of the ancient Greek civilization to its creative blending with the Roman tradition, as reflected in the constant evolution of art and ideologies.