March 1, 2018 – 12:00 pm


presented by Mark Scala, Frist Art Museum chief curator

  • Statue of Mithras slaying a bull (Italy), 2nd century CE. Marble, 31 1/2 x 43 1/4 x 14 5/8 in. The British Museum, 1805,0703.270. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Meet at exhibition entrance
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members

Rome: City and Empire tells the story of how Rome grew on an unprecedented scale from a series of small villages into a mighty empire. Each object illuminates not only the rich history of the Roman Empire, but also the stories of Rome’s diverse peoples. Join Frist Art Museum chief curator Mark Scala as he highlights key works from the collection of more than two hundred works from the British Museum.

A members-only tour of this exhibition will take place on Friday, March 2, at noon.


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