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This Spring, the British Museum and Bendigo Art Gallery are proudly presenting The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece.

Running from the 2nd August to 9th November 2014, this anticipated exhibition is part of the ongoing Bendigo International Collection series.

It has toured venues across Europe, Asia and the Americas and the Bendigo Art Gallery will be the first Australian venue to stage the thought-provoking exhibition.

Discobolus (discus-thrower) (detail), Roman copy of a bronze original of the 5th century BC. From Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, Lazio, Italy. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Curated by Dr Ian Jenkins, who is responsible for the ancient Greek collection in the British Museum and is a world authority on Greek architecture, sculpture and ancient Greek social history, The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece presents a visually stunning exploration of the human condition.

With a particular focus on the human form, this exhibition brings together over 100 historical works selected from the British Museum's world-famous Greek and Roman collection, including the impressive Discobolus; an iconic marble statue of a discus thrower from the second century AD.

Marble head from a statue of Herakles. Roman period, AD 117-118, from the villa of the emperor Hadrian at Tivoli, Italy. © The Trustees of the British Museum

The ancient Greeks invented the modern idea of the human body in art as an object of sensory delight and as an expression of the intelligent mind. For over 2000 years, the Greeks have experimented with its representation - from prehistoric abstract simplicity to the full-blown realism of the age of Alexander the Great.

With this exhibition, audiences will have the rare opportunity to explore a rich selection of artworks which depict and interpret the human condition and in turn have shaped the way we think about ourselves.

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece will be complemented with a comprehensive selection of programs, including floor talks, curator's introductions, guest speaker events, family tours and activities, workshops, Auslan interpreted tours, audio descriptive tours and more.

Black-figured neck-amphora, Herakles fights the sea-monster Triton (detail). Greek, 520-510 BC, from Vulci, Italy. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Tickets for this exhibition are now on sale through the Bendigo Art Gallery.

Tickets are priced as follows - please note that discounts apply if buying online.

Adults $22.00 (online price $20)
Concession/reciprocal/tertiary $18.00 (online price $16)

Secondary/primary $7.50
Family ticket (2 2) $52.00* (online price $48)
Season adult $64.00 (online price $60)
Season concession $52.00 (online price $48)
Member adult $16.00** (online price $14)
Member secondary/primary $4.50
Member season $38.00 (online price $34)

Family tickets include 2 adults, and 2 children under the age of 18.
Members will be required to produce membership card upon entry.

To make a booking, please click here and follow the prompts.

Packages and accommodation options are also available.

For all the latest on this event, please visit the Bendigo Art Gallery website and Facebook profile.
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When: 2 August – 9 November 2014
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo, VIC 3550
Cost: Adult $20, Concession $16, Child $7.5
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Bendigo Gallery is hosting some amazing exhibitions.
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