New Exhibition in Centro Explores the Olympic Games in Antiquity

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (MnBA) in Centro, will house an exhibition that explores the origin of the games. Opened on July 27th and remaining on display through October 2nd, the “Os Jogos da Antiguidade, Grécia e Roma” (The Games of Antiquity, Greece and Rome) exhibition highlights the history of the Olympic Games in Greece and Rome.

Curated by Eugenio La Rocca, Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University Sapienza in Rome and co-curated by historian Annalisa Lo . . .

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