The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) in Chicago has announced that the traveling exhibition of breathtaking sculptures Hellenic Heads by George Petrides has been extended due to popular demand until Sunday, March 24.
Hellenic Heads features six larger-than-life busts inspired by key periods in Greek history spanning 2,500 years and illustrates NHM’s mission to share Greek history, art, culture and Greek history. American through relevant and meaningful content that connects the past and the present. , Greece and America. Petrides does just that in Hellenic Heads, presenting a personal exploration of his Greek origins and seeking to understand the cultural influences that shaped him and those close to him.
“Inspiring our guests to think about their personal history in the context of Hellenic heritage is at the heart of the work of the Hellenic National Museum,” said NHM Executive Director Marianne Kountoures. “Visitors to Hellenic Heads and throughout the museum have the opportunity to learn about these kinds of connections and reflect on their relevance to their own lives.”
Hellenic Heads by George Petrides is on display at NHM, 333 S. Halsted Street in Chicago, through Sunday, March 24. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include admission to all exhibits, with special discounts available for seniors, students, and children. Entrance to the museum is always free for NHM members.
For more information on current exhibitions, events and memberships, visit https://nationalhellenicmuseum.org/ or call 312-655-1234.
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