Bacchus was featured in a variety of virtual programs over the summer and recently appeared in two publications. As we close the book on the seven-year-long Bacchus Conservation Project, we've collected all Bacchus summer activities in this blog post for your enjoyment.
A few days after the opening of the exhibition The Bacchus Conservation Project: The Story of a Sculpture, the whole world went on lock-down because of COVID-19. The Bacchus team worked hard to reimagine the various programs we had already planned and turn them into virtual events for fans of Bacchus of all ages. Discover or rediscover the fun virtual activities that were part of the educational programming of the Bacchus Conservation Project.
Cheers to Bacchus! Virtual Lecture and Happy Hour
Corey Smith Riley, objects conservator, and Caroline Rocheleau, curator of ancient art, toast the completion of the Bacchus Conservation Project. In this lecture learn all about the conservation treatment that has restored the Statue of Bacchus to its original condition, and discover some secrets behind the quirky, historically correct, and reversible addition of its new right arm.
Watch the recording of the lecture.
Virtual Family Day: Ancient Art Adventures
Bacchus and the exhibition The Bacchus Conservation Project inspired a series of activities for families to do at home. Discover Bacchus and the art of ancient Greece and Rome by learning, watching, and creating at your own pace. Here’s a list of the supplies if you want to do the craft activities.
Scroll down the page to discover activities for the whole family.
Virtual Bacchus Scholars Day
Bacchus Scholars Day brings together the curator, conservator, classicist, art historians, geoarchaeologist, scientist, engineer, 3-D specialist, and artist who contributed to the scholarly study, scientific analysis, restoration, and conservation of the NCMA’s Statue of Bacchus. Discover how science and new technologies came to the rescue of a work of art. See the full schedule and list of speakers. Watch the three-hour seminar.
The Bacchus Catalogue
The story of Bacchus and the conservation project is presented in this scholarly publication.
The Bacchus Conservation Project: The Story of a Sculpture
Edited by Caroline M. Rocheleau
Softcover, full color
8 5/8 x 11 in.
$30 + tax Museum Store purchase (please see our current hours of operation)
$35.39 online purchase (includes tax and media mail shipping to contiguous United States);
$30 + tax and international shipping; please contact Matt Yates at email@example.com for price (varies by country)
The Bacchus Coloring Book
Learn about Bacchus and Greco-Roman mythology with this fun coloring book! (Available only at the Museum Store.)
The Bacchus Exhibition
The Bacchus Conservation Project: The Story of a Sculpture has been extended until June 27, 2021.
East Building, free to the public. (Please see our health and safety measures and hours of operations.)