An Archeologist’s Eye: The Parthenon Drawings of Katherine A. Schwab
Included with Parthenon Admission
January 13 - May 6, 2018
This exhibition features drawings by Dr. Katherine Schwab and explores the metopes of the ancient Parthenon. Metope is the architectural term for the square spaces in a Doric frieze, usually decorated with high-relief sculpture. On the Athenian Parthenon, the metopes told the story of four significant battles and are considered an important aspect of the overall sculpture program of the temple. The 35-work exhibition opens with 16 pastel and graphite drawings depicting the fight between the gods and the giants for supremacy on Mount Olympus. It continues with 12 graphite drawings of the Sacking of Troy, and concludes with 7 graphite drawings of figures from the frieze and pediments she developed to help visualize the metope compositions.