Favored by the Gods: Legendary Figures of Ancient Greece

Favored by the Gods: Legendary Figures of Ancient Greece

February 16, 2021 – August 22, 2021

A Spotlight Exhibit of Historical Figures by George Stuart

In 2017, through a generous donation by Eunice and E.G. Hernandez and Family, the museum acquired a collection of 32 one-quarter-life-size Historical Figures made by artist George Stuart. Created between 1957 and 1958, these early works by Mr. Stuart include individuals who were the driving force that shaped human history, featuring the famous and infamous from ancient civilizations, European nobility, and political crusades. Spotlight exhibits through the year feature different selections from the collection through a variety of themes.

The Hellenic Pantheon includes the twelve ruling Olympians, the Titans, and legendary mortal-born heroes who achieved god-like status. These gods were both loved and feared – valued equally for their extraordinary generosity and their terrifying wrath. This selection of Historical Figures by George Stuart presents the story of these figures to ponder these topics: Divine Gifts and Divine Wrath; Beauty: A Blessing or a Curse; Blasphemy and Treachery; Man or God.

The Historical Figures on display in this exhibit are; Minos of Crete, Helen of Troy, Dionysius of Syracuse, and Alexander the Great.

Exhibition Support

This exhibition is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.