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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 18, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba Coming this fall Come face to face with over 160 ancient Greek and Roman treasures from the renowned Collection of Classical Antiquities of the National Museums in Berlin. Statues, reliefs, vases, and jewellery, dating from the seventh century BC to the second century AD, celebrate the artistic triumphs of two ancient civilizations. The art of Olympus is linked to our contemporary culture through the foundations of architecture, language, law, medicine, sport, theatre, and more. Transport yourself to the Greco- Roman .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. SELECT EVENTS Art for Lunch Wednesday • 12– 1pm Apr 29 • May 6 May 20 • Sept 9 Discover the art, myths, and beyond in bite- sized talks, tours, and videos over the lunch hour. FREE with Gallery admission. Mini- Tours See website for information on selfguided mini- tours of the Olympian gods. FREE with Gallery admission. Drop- in Tours Saturday & Sunday starting May 2 • 2pm FREE with Gallery admission. Feast with Gods & Goddesses Thursday • 6pm May 14 • June 18 July 23 • Sept 17 Enjoy a three- course Mediterranean dinner at TABLE Restaurant, followed .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Film Nights@ WAG Friday • 7– 9pm May 22 • June 5 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Clash of the Titans to Percy Jackson . Rush seating. FREE. Weekend Seminars Sunday • 2– 4pm May 31 • June 28 Learn about a wide range of fascinating topics, including archeology, ancient warfare, and ancient medicine. FREE. Lecture Series .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. fashion, sport, architecture, and more. FREE. FAMILY FUN Olympus Odyssey Self- guided mini- tour for kids and families. FREE. Family Sunday: Behold Olympus! Sunday, May 24 • 1: 30– 4pm Meet the legendary gods, goddesses, and heroes of ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Olympus Kids Launch Sunday, June 21 • 1: 30– 4pm Celebrate the unveiling of our LEGO ® Viewports, then build something yourself! FREE for kids under 12. Summer Art Camp Monday, July 6 – Friday, Aug 21 Ages 6- 10 and 11- 14. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. themes based on Olympus : LEGO, architecture, sculpture, and more! Register online or call 204.789.1766. LIVE PERFORMANCES Wine & Words 2015 Friday, May 1 • 7pm In partnership with Theatre by the River, a medley of local actors and celebrities performing written works themed to Olympus . Antony & Cleopatra Wednesday, July 8 & Thursday, July 9 • 3– 4pm & 7– 8pm A special edited presentation by Shakespeare in the Ruins, set against the backdrop of pre- confederation Manitoba. The story will move you through the WAG… literally. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. of Olympus Viewports for kids and adults. Marvel as ancient myths come to life in animations. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. re- creations in LEGO bricks. Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO ART CREDITS: All works are from the Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. Photographer Johannes Laurentius. Front cover: Zeus, 2nd century AD. Marble. Clockwise from top right of spread: Olympus rotunda, photographer Leif Norman; Corinthian helmet, 520- 500 BC. Bronze; Aphrodite ( detail), c. 150 AD. Marble; Athena ( detail), 2nd century AD. Marble; “ Berlin Dancer,” 2nd century AD. Marble; Attic .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. BC. Terracotta; Triton, 350- 325 BC. Marble; Hera, 1st century AD. Marble. Back cover: Artemis, 150 AD. Marble. Winnipeg Art Gallery • 300 Memorial Blvd • 204.786.6641 TABLE RESTAURANT Enjoy Mediterranean- themed cuisine overlooking the WAG’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden ( Penthouse Level). Tuesday– Friday 11am– 3pm • Saturday & Sunday 11am– 2pm. For reservations, call 204.948.0085 WAG MEMBERSHIP .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Now your WAG membership offers you more than ever. Call 204.789.1764 SHOP OLYMPUS Take a piece of Olympus home! .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. the gods and goddesses. FREE OLYMPUS GUIDE This quick reference leads you through Olympus , and is your souvenir to keep! Receive yours FREE when you .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. events. Collect stamps and win prizes. See website for details. # OLYMPUSWPG Tak Olym n th d tails. OPENS APRIL 26 His Excellency Werner Franz Wnendt Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada His Excellency George Marcantonatos Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to Canada His Excellency Gian Lorenzo Cornado Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Canada The Honourable Shelly Glover Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Title Sponsor Presenting Sponsor Supported by / Avec l’appui du gouvernement du Canada Major Sponsors Anonymous Donor Benefactor Sponsors Patron Sponsors Premium Supporters Supporters Media Sponsors Audio Tour Sponsor/ Partenaire parcours audio Creative Partners HONORARY PATRONS Exhibition Partners FREE AUDIO TOUR Available in English and French Delve into the stories behind the art with the Olympus audio tour, included in the price of admission. This self- guided tour lets you set the pace. ONLINE GODS QUIZ Which Olympian god are you? Take our personality quiz at olympus. wag. ca , highlighting .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. and goddesses. BLOG Learn more about the ancient world through our weekly blog. LEGO ® , the LEGO logo, DUPLO, the Brick and Knob configuration, and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this building event. For details and tickets, visit olympus. wag. ca OLYMPUS P A SS POR T

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