Discover Ancient Greek Art in Ottawa

The University of Ottawa museum of classical antiquities has launched a collection of Authentic Replicas from Ancient Greece. Ancient Greek art pieces were loaned to the museum by Greek Embassy ahead of the celebrations marking 70 years of Greek-Canadian diplomatic relations.

The exhibition is under the title Discover Ancient Greek Art in Ottawa: The Museum at the University of Ottawa Showcases a new Collection of Authentic Replicas from Ancient Greece.

The official opening of the exhibition was held on Nov. 30. Jacques Perreault of the University of Montreal gave a lecture and referred to the excavation and discovery of an ancient art workshop of  jars of clay.

The exhibition’s opening closed with a reception by the Greek Embassy in Ottawa and the Archaeological Institute of America- Ottawa Chapter. The arts of ancient Greece have exercised an enormous influence on the culture of many countries all over the world, particularly in the areas of sculpture and architecture.