Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, 16.02.–25.08.24


Satyrn und Mänade, die Begleiter des Weingottes Dionysos, in Rausch und Ekstase, Trinkschale, attisch-rotfigurig, um 510–500 v. Chr., MK&G, Erworben mit Mitteln der Campe’schen Historischen Kunststiftung

Festivals are one of the most important cultural phenomena in anthropological history and an essential part of human interaction. The exhibition “READY TO PARTY!” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) now takes a closer look at this key feature of civilisation. The focus is on festivals and ceremonies in Greek and Roman antiquity from the sixth century BC to the third century AD. Festivities during that period generally consist of four phases: a procession, a ritual, a contest, and sharing food and drink. In the exhibition they are represented by stories told in pictures on amphorae and drinking cups as well as by sculptures, objects and reliefs. Selected objects from the MK&G's Collection of Ancient Arts and Antiquities are supplemented by loans from the National Archaeological Museum in Naples and the Capitoline Museums in Rome, among others.

The exhibition has been made possible by the kind support of the Cultural Foundation of the German Federal States, the Karin Stilke Foundation and the Hans Brökel Foundation for Science and Culture.

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Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G), Foto: Henning Rogge
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