Defining beauty
the body in ancient Greek art

26 March – 5 July 2015

Sponsored by

Julius Baer logo

Additional support
In memory of Melvin R Seiden
Mrs Jayne Wrightsman, OBE

This exhibition
is now closed


Sponsored by

Julius Baer logo

Additional support
In memory of Melvin R Seiden
Mrs Jayne Wrightsman, OBE

This exhibition is now closed

Schools

Schools can book in alongside the general public for teacher-led visits throughout the run of the exhibition, or book for one of the exclusive school mornings or facilitated sessions. Subject to ticket availability.

This exhibition provides opportunities to enhance learning in History, Art and Design and Literacy. Suggestions of ways to work with your students are included in the Exhibition Guide for Teachers.

 

Programme

Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art - school exclusive mornings

Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and Years 12/13

Enjoy the exhibition with your students on one of our school exclusive mornings. Teacher-led visits to the exhibition are supported by free resources which can be downloaded here later this term.

10.00–12.00
28, 29 April
5, 8, 12, 13 May
2, 5, 3, 16 June
1 July

These mornings are not facilitated by British Museum staff.

To book, call 020 7323 8181 or email tickets@britishmuseum.org

Literacy legends - facilitated exhibition visit

Key Stage 2

In this immersive ancient Greece focused session KS2 students will explore the Defining Beauty exhibition to inspire their own literary response to museum objects. Working with storytellers and museum educators this is a creative and imaginative approach to developing literacy skills in a unique setting.

10.00–14.00, includes a lunch break
11, 15, 18, 22 May
1, 8, 15 June

To book, call 020 7323 8181 or email tickets@britishmuseum.org

Gallery art sessions - Greek theme

Key Stage 3-5

Taking place in the permanent galleries these sessions encourage investigation and creative experimentation with an emphasis on Greek art and sculpture.

Please see the main page about the Gallery Art sessions for more information. When booking request the Greek theme.

Further information 

It is suggested that you also book your group into the exhibition before or after your session.

Date and time by arrangement.

To book call 020 7323 8510/8850 or email learning@britishmuseum.org


Teachers

Private view for teachers

An opportunity for teachers to enjoy an exclusive visit to the exhibition. Plan your visit, enhance your subject knowledge or just explore the wonders of Greek art.

30 March
18.00–20.00
Free, booking required

To book, call 020 7323 8181 or email tickets@britishmuseum.org

Schools resources

Plan your visit with our schools resources

Download a visit guide for teachers:

Visit guide, doc 640KB 

Visit guide, pdf 420KB 

Download an image bank for teachers:

Image bank: Defining Beauty, ppt 27.5MB  

Marble statue of a discus-thrower (discobolus) by Myron. Roman copy of a bronze Greek original of the 5th century BC.

Recommend this exhibition